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Corn, On Deck Hybrid

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The first-ever sweet corn you can grow in a container.

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And now on deck sweet corn! Ever so tasty breakthrough bicolor variety is perfectly sized-4-5' tall-to spend the summer on your deck, patio, or terrace, adding vertical interest as well as producing two to three delicious 7-8" long ears per stalk. This first-ever container-ready corn is a revolution-one you can enjoy from the comfort of your patio. Simply plant 9 seeds per 24" container and get ready to harvest in about 2 months! Supersweet (Sh2). For best germination results, make sure that soil temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit prior to planting.
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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.

61-63 days

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

7-8 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.

12-18 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

48-60 inches

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    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
61-63 days
Fruit Size
7-8 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
12-18 inches
Height
48-60 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
6 inches
Corn, On Deck Hybrid is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 319.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I should have listened Other reviewers noted how terribly these seeds grew in their containers, and they were not wrong. I went through two packets of seeds, the first ones failing after an initial quick germination indoors. They never made it outdoors because the weather was so cold that I didn't want to kill them by transplanting them too early. The second packet that I planted only sort of worked, out of 50 seeds only three stalks grew and there were no ears that could have been considered edible. I'll have to pass on this next year.
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great taste I have been growing Burpee Deck Corn for about 4 years now. My goal of course is to keep my corn away from the Deer and squirrels. Two to three ears per stalk? Natta !!!! I have rarely get more than one nice ear per stalk. I would still recommend this corn, but with a little more truth of course. Just the same, the taste is very good.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So germination, died before ears ready I was excited to see a corn variety that I could grow in pots in my greenhouse. Only about 1/2 the seeds I planted germinated, but the ones that did had beautiful stalks and tasseled nicely. Unfortunately, the plants started to die before the ears of corn were ready so I didn't get any corn to eat. Not sure what I need to do differently but will research this winter and hope for better results next year.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute. Ornamental. Planted early which was a germination disaster. Planted again and germination was better but still not all I would have expected. Plants grew and produced adorable little ears. Not enough pollen to fill them out but still cute. If you want a cute, ornamental corn these are fine. Otherwise put that space to use with something more productive. Hot, wet Summer here in NJ. Didnt have to water much. Fed plants regularly.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second try and it worked! This is the second time I tried to grow this variety. First time, I don’t think I gave the plants enough space from others and all I got were tiny baby corn. This time though, it worked! Grew in patio pots. Unfortunately an animal got to several of the ears before I noticed. Will definitely be doing this again next year. I did not plant the seeds as densely as they recommend which I will also try next year. Delicious!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not one seed germinated. I was terribly disappointed with this purchase. I planted the seeds in a raised bed and not one of them grew.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sweet Corn First time growing this corn on my south facing deck. Super easy to grow, no issues with pests or diseases. Tender, lightly crunchy, super sweet kernels.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not grow well for me Germination rate was less then 50%. Planted in big containers. Plants started to show silks and then suddenly just dried up. Plants looked weak from the beginning. I decided to try them in the garden. Germination rate was still less then 50%. Although plants are looking better and stronger not sure if I will get a good yeild.
Date published: 2018-08-07
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