Baby Blue Jade Corn is a dwarf variety of Sweet corn. The ear is miniature although stouter and wider than standard corn, the kernels are the same size as normal corn kernels. Stalks reach no more than 3 feet in height and bear up to 6 ears each. When fully mature they are a steel-blue and transform to a delightful jade-blue when boiled.
Very suitable for container gardens, multiple stalks can be grown in a single 5 gallon bucket or similar pot. One drawback to this variety is that its quality diminishes when stored, so it should used or preserved not long after being harvested.
Corn Should be planted in blocks as opposed to rows and should not be planted near other varieties of Corn [See - Isolating Sweet Corn.] as cross pollination tends to produce poor tasting starchy corn.
Baby Blue Jade Corn can be seeded directly into the soil, or it can also be started indoors and later transplanted. Whichever mode you choose, Plant it in blocks, at least four rows wide, for proper pollination and well-filled ears
Germination - 7 to 21 days dependng on conditions.
Maturity 70 to 80 days from planting.
Full Sun is best, some shade is tolerable.
Direct Seed 1 inch deep roughly 6 to 8 inches apart in rows 2.5 to 3.5 feet apart
Soil Temp should be 65 to 70 degrees F for direct seeding OR Transplant
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 11
Above Average Yields per Sq. Footage - Anticipate 3 to 6 ears per Stalk
Corn has shallow roots, and uses a lot of nitrogen as well as trace elements. To help your crop get off to the best start possible, prepare the soil first with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Well rotted manure or compost is also helpful.
Plant in the northern side of the garden as corn stalks will deny sunlight to the rest of your garden crops , you also might want to grow some where it will provide shade to plants that can not tolerate full sunlight.