Sweetcorn Seeds

Sow indoors in pots or large modules from April. Sow two seeds in each pot and remove the less vigourous one. Plant out at final spacing after the last frost, mid-May as a rule of thumb. Alternatively direct sow in May in final growing position; place 2-3 seeds in pre-dibbed 3cm deep holes at the required spacing and thin to one plant per station. Early crops benefit from fleece to protect them from cold.
Crop History
Corn was probably domesticated from its wild relative teosinte 9,000 years ago in the lowlands of southwestern Mexico. It had spread across all over the Americas by about 5,000 years ago and was brought to Europe by explorers in the 16oos.

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  • Sweetcorn – Ashworth (Organic)

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    Sweetcorn – Ashworth (Organic)

    Short and stocky plants producing cobs of approximately 15cm length with beautiful yellow-golden kernels. This sweetcorn has the flavour of summer. It was developed by Fred Ashworth of St. Lawrence Nursery in New York. The legend is that he chose to develop the sweetcorn of those kernels from the bin that the rats preferred the most. He named it “Rat Selected” but it was renamed in his honour.

    ‘Ashworth’ was the earliest to crop in our sweetcorn trials in 2018 and it was exceptionally tasty.
    (Approximate seed count – 50)

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  • Sweetcorn - Golden Bantam

    Sweetcorn – Golden Bantam (Organic)

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    Sweetcorn – Golden Bantam (Organic)

    The most popular open-pollinated sweetcorn variety since it was introduced in 1902 suitable for eating fresh and freezing. A tall vigourous plant making 18cm long cobs full of medium sweet, rich, delicious kernels when harvested ‘milk-ripe’. Best eaten or processed on the day of harvest for full flavour and before the sugars turn into starch.
    (Approximate seed count – 50)

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