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Peaches and Cream Corn

Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn Seed

Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn Seeds

Peaches and Cream is an f1 hybrid bi color variety of Sweet Corn. It actually yields two different tastes with each bite, the yellow kernels have concentrated more sugars and the whites more starch - they meld together in your mouth for a buttery sweet taste.

It matures fairly early 70 - 85 days [midseason] to produce roughly 6 foot tall stalks that that yield two to three 8 - 9 inch bicolor ears. It is a warm season crop that does not fare well in cooler climates.

One heart breaking drawback with growing Peaches and Cream corn is that it has to be shielded from heavy winds, the stalks are not incredibly sturdy and tend to topple over easily in storm weather.

Another drawback is barren stalks, it happens with all varieties, but in my experience I believe it is more prevalent with this cultivar. If you factor in the barren stalks with all the others that produce 1 or 2 ears - the average is actually only about 1 ear per stalk. Barren stalks should be regarded as weeds and removed

Corn Should be planted in blocks as opposed to rows and should not be planted near other varieties of Corn [See - Isolating Sweet Corn.] Cross pollination tends to produce poor tasting starchy corn.

Peaches and Cream 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

Sowing depth Aprox. 1.5 - 2 inches

Germination 5 to 10 days - dependent on seed stock, soil and climatic conditions

Maturity at 70 - 85 days. dependent on seed stock and soil conditions

Color - White and Yellow

Seed Spacing - 6 to 8 inches apart.

Row spacing - 3 - 4 feet

USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 9

Plant Size 5.5 - 6.5 Feet Tall

Ear Size - 8 - 9 Inches Long

Full Sun

Average Yields per Sq. Footage - Anticipate 1 and sometimes 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.

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