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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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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

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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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.
  • Isolate corn varieties when recommended (Sh2s), by planting corn 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 corns. 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.
Days To Maturity
77 days
Fruit Size
8 inches
Full Sun
24 inches
72 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Sow Time
After Last Frost
9 inches
Life Cycle
Corn, Amaize Hybrid is rated 3.0667 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Germination I tried planting this variety these past 2 years. Last year I had about 50% germination. This year I planted all 100 seeds and had 12 come up. I thought I was me until I read all these comments. Time to try another....
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from planting again 80 % germination+- in warm ground. [midmay] flavor texture was great. def gonna plant 2016
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and easy to grow I've tried to grow corn several times before, with limited success. This corn had good germination, was not easily damaged by wind or hard rain, and produced 1-2 ears of delicious bicolor corn per stalk. We are only 2 in our household, so the only thing I'd change in the future is to plant in succession, so it's not all ripe at once. But I'm definitely buying this one again. Fantastic season!
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money I have been vegetable gardening for 25 years and have never seen corn not come up at all. The other variety (which I bought at my local Co-op) planted on the same day came up and is looking great. The Amaize corn did not come up, not even one stalk! I should have known not to spend so much money on such a tiny packet of seed. I could have bought 4 lbs. of Ambrosia or Peaches & Cream seed at the Co-op for the same money!
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet I Reckon! Was the Sweetest most tender corn I ever did grow! I'll tell you what! don't plant seeds to early or they wont germinate. Plant em a little latter than normal and they will germinate. I planted em early and they foundered. I re-planted and got 95% or better germination. Ya Boy! Great Corn!
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Amaize? Not Extremely poor germination, <5%, planted in early June so soil was warm, great year for corn otherwise.
Date published: 2014-11-09
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
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