Early Sunglow Sweet Corn

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  • Early Sunglow Corn

    How to Grow Top Quality Corn by Dr. Harold Willis


    Early Sunglow is a hybrid variety of sweet corn favored by many home gardeners, particularly in regions with short seasons. It thrives in cool weather and is a good choice to plant early, as soon as the soil is workable and warmed to at least 70 F.

    It can also be started indoors in containers and transplanted outdoors at an opportune time.

    Timing your plantings correctly will allow for 2 plantings per season - one started in early spring for harvest in late spring or very early summer and one planted in early summer for harvest in very earl fall. Early Sunglow planted too late into the season tends to tassel prematurely and produces midget ears of corn.

    The stalks are smaller than most varieties, only reaching 4 - 4 1/2 feet, even though the plant itself is short, the corn ears are a healthy 6.5 to 7 inches long.

    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.

    Early Sunglow 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

    Sowing depth Aprox. 1.5 inches

    Germination 5 to 10 days

    Maturity at 60 - 65 days.

    Color - Yellow

    Seed Spacing - 4 to 6 inches apart.

    Row spacing - 3 - 3.5 feet

    USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 11

    Plant Size 4 - 4.5 Feet Tall

    Ear Size - 6 - 7 Inches Long

    Full Sun

    Average Yields per Sq. Footage - Anticipate 2 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.