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Corn, Peaches & Cream Hybrid

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Two colors and two flavors

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Peaches & Cream actually gives two different sweet flavors in every bite. It matures early in the season, grows to 6 ft. tall and has 8 1/2" long ears. The pretty bicolor kernels are borne in 18-20 rows. A popular favorite.
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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.

70 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.

12 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
70 days
Fruit Size
8 inches
Full Sun
12 inches
72 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Sow Time
After Last Frost
12 inches
Life Cycle
Corn, Peaches & Cream Hybrid is rated 3.1538461538461537 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaches and cream This is by far the best tasting sweet corn I have ever eaten in my life. I get it from the farmers market. They tell me that It's the only kind they will grow. After being two generations of growing corn. I bought it and enjoyed every bite. I plan to grow this corn next year in my garden.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge disappointment!! Great germination and it produced a lot of corn, but the taste was not at all sweet. Will be purchasing a different variety next year.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good Seeded in late May in Michigan, 99% germination. Stalks are sturdy, nothing falling over yet. Now the rows of Ambrosia planted 3 weeks earlier were only 60% germination and stalks falling over like crazy. I'll post again after I taste
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Peaches and Cream--a Big disappointment! Only about half the stalks put out silks. The rest of the stalks had only one ear per stalk. The ears were 5-6 inches long, not 8 1/2, as stated by Burpee. We live in an area with a short season and have to be creative to grow corn (using plastic early to lengthen the season). We waited all summer for the payoff. Bummer. I hope the other two varieties we planted are better. Peaches and Cream took 77 days to maturity (not 70), and the summer has been plenty hot enough for corn.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good out come so far So far I have had nothing but good from these. 4 out of 5 came up and they are growing fast. I do not have any corn from them yet but I am excited and will update when I do!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Germination Planted this corn for the first time and so far it has been a disappointing germination. Out of 125 corn seed laid down, we had an average of about a 20% germination rate. We were hoping for a nice corn harvest this year, but it doesn't look like we will be getting one.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite! I grow a couple varieties in two 4'x16' parallel raised beds. I use the three sisters method with beans growing up the corn and pumpkins or vining squash as ground cover. This method takes care of the wind, as the beans support the corn, and the prickly squash/pumpkin keeps wild-life away from the corn. I like it because the beans fertilize the corn and the squash/pumpkin stops weeds - a lot less $$ & work for me! I picked my first ears this week - this variety won the taste test!
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me Excellent flavor, but everyone commented that it stuck to their teeth....not between. It was like glue. The other problem was it did not stand up to wi d. The stalks are thin and some snapped in the wind. Back to Chubby Checker.
Date published: 2011-09-18
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