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Corn, Jaws Hybrid

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Your eyes will not believe your ears!

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Last summer’s blockbuster yields stunning, larger-than-life ears, 12" long, 6" round—up to 100% larger than other varieties. ‘Jaws’ delivers a cornucopia of delectable deep-set kernels bursting with old-fashioned flavor. Two golden-yellow giant-sized ears can be broken in half easily to fit your standard boiling pot. Or get a bigger pot! Also try roasting them over the fire at your next family reunion. ‘Jaws’ is an SH2 and the key to success with this hybrid is to double-sow. Two seeds per hole must be planted 2" deep in soil 70 degrees or warmer for best germination. Each packet guarantees 100 ears!
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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.

72 days

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

12 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.

72-84 inches

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  • Corn

    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
72 days
Fruit Size
12 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
24 inches
Height
72-84 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
12 inches
Corn, Jaws Hybrid is rated 1.7 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Planted this and only maybe. 8-10 plants came up. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Almost no germanation Planted around 100 seeds.....5 germinated, had to rip them out and start over.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Germination Decided to try this variety because of the size. Only about 5 stalks came up. Soil temperature was plenty warm enough, I had planted another variety on the other side of the field and it did fine. All other vegetables in the area grew just fine. Don't know what the problem was. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great taste, poor germination rate After the first planting, only about 25-30% germinated. Re-planted and got about the same results. My soil is fine for growing corn as another variety did well. On the other hand, the corn itself was one of the best tasting I've ever had. So, I have a mixed opinion. I'll try again this year. perhaps planting 2 seeds per hole.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tried Twice and still NO CORN Twice I planted 10 50 foot rows and I got a total of 8 normal sized ears of corn. First try in the spring had maybe 5% germination so I thought maybe my soil was still a little too clumpy due to a couple of late rains. I reworked the soil and tried again in early summer. Again, same dismal result. Rather than waste a plot that size for a spattering few plants I transplanted the dozen or so and replanted the plot with some 63 day corn and was still able to get a harvest. We have a very long growing season in Northern CA.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for northern climates In Vermont this summer, JAWS did not produce well and took about 2 weeks longer than the reported number of days to maturity. It also had a poor emergence rate.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nothing special flavor not great, shucks not tight at tip, ears not as large as expected, turns starchy very quickly, very disapointed. It did come up well when planted during perfect conditions. Sorry.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short plants, big producers. I planted four varieties, separating them as needed. The Jaws Hybrid was the first to come up and first to produce, has normal-sized ears already, the other varieties haven't even begun yet. Cannot wait to taste when its ready! Also the plants are very short, for corn, and I have another idea for next years planting.
Date published: 2017-08-19
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