Corn Candy Corner Hybrid" is a Ferry Morse item. This sweet
corn is very flavorful producing 7 1/2" ears with 14 to 16
rows of super sweet bi-colored kernels.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: Plant Sweet
after all danger of frost has passed. It's always best to plant
corn in small squares as opposed to long single rows. Plant seed
1" deep, spaced 4" to 6" apart. Rows should be
24" apart. Thin or transplant seedlings to 24" apart.
Keep the soil moist but not soggy until the seed has germinated.
After germination, water as needed. Feed every 2 - 3 weeks with a
liquid fertilizer. Corn can be mulched to conserve moisture and to
cool the soil but its not mandatory.
Corn note: Plant Sweet Corn in
short blocks to ensure pollination. If you grow multiple varieties
they should be separated 200 feet to prevent cross pollination
or plant a tall barrier such as Sunflowers between the two
Harvesting: Harvest after
the Sweet Corn silk turns brown. Another good indication that the corn is
ready to harvest is by puncturing a kernel, if a milky liquid
bleeds out, it's ready to harvest.
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: There
are so many cultivars of Corn that we won't attempt to list them
here. The following two cultivars are well known and very tasty.
Peaches and Cream 80 days, Olathe is one of the best varieties if
you can find the seed.