corn - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by esbillyjack
June 14, 2008
When is it a good time to plant sweet corn?

Answer from NGA
June 14, 2008
You can plant corn from the last week in April until the last week in June. Depending upon your preferences, you can grow early corn or mid-season corn.

Early corn matures in 60 to 70 days. Stalks 5 to 6 feet tall, ears 6 to 7 inches with eight to 12 rows of kernels. Examples: Royal Crest, Early Sunglow, Early Xtra Sweet.

Midseason takes 70 to 80 days. Stalks 6 to 7 feet tall, ears 7 to 8 inches with 12 to 16 rows of kernels. Examples: Golden Beauty, Marcross, Sugar King, Morning Sun.

Late corn takes 80 to 100 days to mature. Stalks 7 to 9 feet tall, ears 7 to 9 inches with 16 to 20 rows of kernels. Examples: Golden Cross Bantam, WK199, Jubilee, Iochief, Illini Xtra Sweet.

White corn includes early (Silver Sweet), late (Silver Queen) and rowless kernel or shoe-peg kernel corn (Country Gentleman). Some authorities recognize Silver Queen as the epitome of sweet corn excellence.

Best wishes with your corn!

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