Early Sunglow is a great choice for areas with short growing seasons and cool springs. The height is 4 to 4½', and the extra-early, uniform ears are about 7" long with 12 rows of deep kernels. Stalks yield 2 ears. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability. Garden-fresh sweet corn is one of summer's greatest pleasure. Don't miss this one. A packet contains enough for four 15' rows. Seeds are not treated. Garden Hints: Plant corn in blocks, at least four rows wide, for cross-pollination and well-filled ears. Grows best in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun per day). Cultivate carefully to avoid damaging surface roots.
Sow in fertile soil in full sun after all danger of last spring frost and soil has warmed thoroughly. Sow 6-10" apart in rows 24-36" apart, in blocks of at least 4 rows side by side rather than in one long row. This ensures pollination and full ear development. Cover with 2" of fine soil. No isolation needed. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
How to Grow
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them to 12" 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.
The ears are ready to harvest about 17-18 days after the silks appear. Harvest by snapping the ear off the stalk with a quick, twisting motion. Store these in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.