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True Gold Sweet Corn Seeds

True Gold Sweet Corn Seeds

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Old-fashioned corn like your grandparents grew! From the garden to the pot, 'True Gold' will transform any plate to a luxurious meal. Large, 9" ears are very sweet and tender, plants are resistant to stalk-lodging, and stalks are less likely to bend and kink in windy areas.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 70–80 days

Family: Poaceae

Type: Sugary (su) (Learn More)

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall

Variety Info: 8"–9" ears with golden-yellow kernels; 2–3 ears per plant. 'True Gold' is selected from the 1955 hybrid by the same name, now open-pollinated. Plants resist stalk lodging (bending or kinking and falling over).

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.