Planting Depth For Corn - Knowledgebase Question

Little Mountain, SC
Question by sbush_99
July 4, 1999
How deep should "Sugar Snow" sweet corn seed be planted? This question is to settle a bet with world renowned sweet corn grower.


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Answer from NGA
July 4, 1999

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I don't know if I can handle the pressure! The official planting depth of sweet corn is: 1" deep for early plantings and 4" deep for midsummer plantings. Dwarf cultivars should be planted only 1" deep whether early or late plantings are made. Hope this information helps settle your bet!

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