The first-ever sweet corn you can grow in a container.
And now on deck … sweet corn! Ever so tasty breakthrough bicolor variety is perfectly sized- 4-5' tall- to spend the summer on your deck, patio, or terrace, adding vertical interest as well as producing two to three delicious 7-8"-long ears per stalk. This first-ever container-ready corn is a revolution—one you can enjoy from the comfort of your patio. Simply plant 9 seeds per 24" container and get ready to harvest in about 2 months! Supersweet (Sh2).Poaceae Zea mays
On Deck Hybrid
Corn is one of the few crops in which hybridization has made a big difference. Hybrids are superior to non-hybrids in that they mature more uniformly and are often sweeter. Unfortunately, you can't save the seed of a hybrid, as they don't come true to the type. This type is sometimes referred to as Normal Sugary or (su), to differentiate it from other types now available.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 68-73 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Corn is a tropical grass and needs warm weather. It is not at all hardy.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Summer
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
Corn is a sub-tropical plant and uses C4 photosynthesis, which enables it to grow more efficiently in high heat and light levels. It needs warm weather and as much sunlight as it can get.
Sweet Corn can be grown in an intensive bed, but it must be in a large block for best pollination. There must be at least a group of 12 plants to insure good pollination.
It is a tall growing plant, so must be planted where it won't shade other plants.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 50°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Corn needs a warm soil for good germination. It will take 3 weeks to germinate at 50 degrees, but only 4 days at 80 degrees.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
Corn uses an especially efficient form of photosynthesis that enables it to grow rapidly in the high intensity light and heat of the tropics. It should be placed in the sunniest spot in the garden.
The best way to irrigate is with a soaker hose or a drip system. Don't use sprinklers during the pollen shedding stage, as it may affect pollination.
Corn is a notoriously hungry plant, which isn't surprising when you consider how fast it can grow. For best growth it needs generous amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, as well as all of the other plant nutrients.
- High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Yes, but will need a large one, like a half wine barrel
It is possible to grow corn in a large container of fertile soil, but it's probably not worthwhile. Be aware that you won't get much for the space it takes up, and you will have to hand pollinate such a small number of plants.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Creamy White
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Delicate, sweet, meltingly tender flavor.