Stowells Evergreen Sweetcorn is a treasured heirloom since the mid 1800’s. This sweetcorn has white kernels packed on long cobs and is very drought-tolerant. Keeps very well which makes it a favorite for canning and freezing.
Growing Stowells Evergreen Sweetcorn
Corn is a warm-season annual that is best planted after the soil temperature reaches 16°C, usually two or three weeks after the last frost in spring. Corn planted in cold, wet soil is unlikely to germinate.
Corn grows best in temperatures from 16-35°C.
Plant corn in full sun.
Corn grows best in loose, well-worked, well-drained soil.
Add aged compost to the planting area before planting.
Sow corn 2.5cm deep. Plant seeds 5-10cm apart in short, side-by-side rows to form a block, rather than one long row. Planting in a block or clump will help ensure pollination.
Thin plants from 30-45cm apart for short varieties and 45-61cm apart for tall varieties once plants are 10-15cm tall.
Corn seed germinates in 10 to 14 days at 24°C.
Corn can take from 60 to 100 days to reach harvest depending upon variety and the amount of heat during the growing season.
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