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Corn, Amaize Hybrid

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Amaize is asked for by name at grocery stores around the country because of its unrivaled flavor.

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Beauteous white super sweet variety is full of crunch and rich flavor. Amaize is asked for by name at grocery stores around the country because of its unrivaled flavor. Now it's available to grow in your backyard as well! A standout for storability. Hardy and prolific. RESTRICTED USE: By purchasing this package of Amaize seed, customer agrees to use the seeds solely for home garden growth for human consumption, and agrees not to distribute or sell the seed, crop or plants for any other purpose.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

SH2

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

77 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

8 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

72 inches

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    Corn
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
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How to Sow

  • Growing corn is easy provided you have enough space and plenty of sun. Corn is wind-pollinated, so you need to plant in blocks to ensure pollination. You should have a minimum 10 foot by 10 foot area. The exception to this rule is ‘On Deck’ corn, which has been bred to grow in containers. If you are growing ‘On Deck’, choose a container that is at least 24 inches wide and deep and plant nine seeds evenly spaced.
  • Corn is classified as Sh2, SE, SU, or SY. These refer to the sweetness and how long the corn may be stored. Sh2 is is supersweet, lasts 4-6 days in the refrigerator and is more challenging to sow in cool soils; SE is sugar-enhanced and lasts over a week in the refrigerator; SU is normal sugary, more cool soil tolerant but with a shorter shelf life; SY combines SE and Sh2 traits. Isolate Sh2 corn varieties from others by planting seeds at least 250 feet apart, or select varieties that mature at least 2 weeks apart, so they will not cross pollinate.
  • When choosing a site for corn, plant on the north side of your garden so the tall plants do not shade other plants in your vegetable garden.
  • Corn is a warm season crop and should not be planted in cool soils. The non Sh2 varieties tend to be more tolerant of cool soils, but in general the soil should be about 65 degrees F or warmer.
  • Sow corn seed 1 inch deep, 5 to 6 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
  • When corn seedlings are 3-5 inches tall and healthy, thin to 1 foot apart.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Corn needs 1-2 inches of rain per week for best production. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. Corn is also a heavy feeder and will benefit from side dressings of fertilizer applied as directed through the growing season.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • 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.
  • Sunflowers are good companion plant for corn. Direct sow sunflowers in rows parallel to corn rows to help separate corn varieties that need isolation from each other. Choose sunflower varieties of comparable height to the corn plantings. The sunflower border, with vibrant hues in russets to golden-yellow, will add sparkle next to the almost all-green corn plot. The ‘Three Sisters’ (corn, bean and squash) are traditional companion plantings with Native American gardeners.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Ears of corn are ready to harvest about 17-20 days after the silks appear. The kernels should be firm. Open an ear and pierce a kernel with your fingernail. If the liquid is watery, the corn is not ripe yet. It should be milky. If it is creamy, it is overripe and will not taste as sweet.
  • Firmly grip the ear and twist downward to harvest. Take care not to break the plant when harvesting the first ear, or the second ear will not develop. Most corn produces two ears.
  • Store unhusked corn in the fridge and consume as soon as possible. Sh2 and SE varieties keep the longest in the fridge, up to one week.
  • Corn freezes well after blanching and may also be canned using a pressure cooker. Immature ears may be pickled.
Type
SH2
Days To Maturity
77 days
Fruit Size
8 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
24 inches
Height
72 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
9 inches
Corn, Amaize Hybrid is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tasting corn Easy o grow and the best tasting corn I have ever had!!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Germination problems Because we had a cold spring here in Michigan I thought that was the reason that I only had 6 seeds germinate. Now I read that others had the same problem. I guess I'll have to stick to the tried and true like Peaches and Cream. Burpee, we've got a problem.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was very disappointed in the germination ratio of the is product. I planted all 100 seeds and only had 6 germinate. I have been gardening for over 20 years and have never had a problem like this.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic corn I thought I would give this corn a try this year instead of silver queen. It was great, it germinated well and was a big producer. Friends that I gave some to love it also. I will definitely grow some more next year. It is a keeper.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing I planted the entire packet in five rows. Only 10 germinated. Of those only one remains standing. This almost made me doubt myself, except my tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, peas and beans are all doing great! I will be trying something different next year. Anybody know of a good sweet corn for MD?
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amaized First the negative. About 3/4 of the seed germinated which is unusual for burpee seed in my experience. That's about the only negative I have however. The stalks are smaller than I am use to and wondered if I hadn't been snuckered but soon was relieved to see ears forming. Although the stalks are small they held up to high winds and I didn't lose any. I ate the first ears today and I have to see I was thrilled with the taste and texture of this corn. Super sweet and the flavor explodes with every bite. The crunch is wonderful as well. I cooked a couple of the ears by getting the water to a boil first, then dropping the ears in for about 4 or 5 minutes. The second time I shucked an ear, wrapped it in a paper towel and nuked it for about 3 and a half minutes. It was just as delicious as the boiled. I have always been a peaches and cream fan but this corn truly owns up to its name in taste and texture. I will be planting it again next year.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't germinate Usually I stick with Silver Queen, but I thought I'd try something new this year. Only two of the Amaize seeds germinated . . . disappointed.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sweet Corn! Amaize is the best sweet corn I've every had. It is a hit at my parties and my neighbors are extra nice to me, hoping that I'll share this gem with them in the summer.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't live up to expectations At first bite, it seems great, but then you realize something is wrong with this. I don't know if it is the batch I got or what, but I only planted this hybrid, 4 rows, it is all I grow except for tomatoes in another location. Each kernel, though white and tender, has this small yellow firm starchy kernel inside it and the bite becomes strange in texture. I will go back to the old Silver Choice
Date published: 2013-08-14
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