Silver Queen is the popular late-season variety with tenderness and flavor worth waiting for. Large ears, 8 to 9" long, have 14-16 rows of white kernels, and plants grow to 8 ft. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability, it's ready to harvest in 92 days. Garden-fresh sweet corn is summer's greatest pleasure. Plant corn in blocks at least four rows wide for cross-pollination and well-filled ears. A packet contains 200 seeds, enough for four 15 ft. rows. Seeds are not treated.
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 1" 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.