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Sugarbaby Sweet Corn Seeds

Sugarbaby Sweet Corn Seeds

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~10.0 g (~48 seeds)
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Summertime and corn on the cob go together. Nothing tastes better than just-picked sweet corn! 'Sugarbaby' is a bicolor corn that matures in 65 days—an advantage in areas with a shorter growing season. Flavorful, 8" ears with 12–16 rows of very tender kernels hold their sweetness and flavor longer than other varieties. Good cool weather endurance.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Poaceae

Type: Sugary enhanced type (SE) (Learn More)

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 6' tall

Variety Info: 8" ears with 12–16 rows of tightly-packed, white and yellow kernels. Some tolerance to Stewart's wilt. Plants and husks have a reddish-green color.

Attributes: Cool-Weather Tolerant, Disease Resistant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F; ideally 65°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to transplanting. Best results occur when seedlings are transplanted less than 2 weeks old.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"–1 ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Growing Info

Harvesting: Corn is ready about 3 weeks after the silks appear. Harvest when the silks are brown, but not dried, and the husks are dark green; ears should be plump, and rounded rather than pointed at the tip. To test for ripeness, gently pull back the husk and pop a kernel; the liquid should be whitish; if it is still clear, ears are not quite ready.