Sweet, early and delicious. This toothsome bicolor sweet corn jumps out of the ground a full week or more before other varieties! For cooler climes and high altitudes, King Kool's seedlings handily survive mild frost, each stalk producing two irresistible supersweet 8" ears throughout the growing season. Harvest a week or more ahead of the competition at 72 days after planting. GARDEN TIP: King Kool can be grown alongside Sugar Enhanced (SE) and regular Sweet (SU) corn but should be isolated from Supersweet (Sh2) varieties.
When corn seedlings are 3-5" tall and healthy, thin to 1-foot apart. Give plants 1-2" of water every week. Suckers tend to form at the base of the plants; they help support the stalks and make food for the plant. The stalks may have to be staked in windy areas, but in general they are self-supporting.
Ears of corn are ready to harvest about 17-20 days after the silks appear. The corn kernels should be firm and milky when cut open. Firmly grip the ear and twist downward to harvest. Take care not to break the plant as harvesting the first ear or the second ear (when present) will not develop.