Silver Queen Sweet Corn

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Silver Queen is quite frequently described as being a "white" corn , well it's not really white, just a very pale yellowish white. It's a popular and tasty late season sweet hybrid variety of corn.

There are a few variations sold as "silver queen" but the differences are very subtle.

Another similar cultivar is Silver King, which is slightly larger and matures about 10 days earlier.

The stalks of silver queen average 5 - 6 feet tall, but under very good conditions can attain up to 7-8 feet in height with a spread of about 1 foot. The ears are 8 to 9 inches long.

Silver queen white corn, corn field

Silver Queen can be canned or frozen but is best eaten fresh.

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.

Silver Queen 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 6 to 8 days - Soil temperature should be at least 65 F for best results.

Maturity at 90 - 95 days.

Color - White - Yellow

Seed Spacing - 8 to 10 inches apart.

Row spacing - 3 - 3.5 feet

USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 9

Plant Size 5 - 7 Feet Tall

Ear Size - 8 to 9 Inches Long

Full Sun

Average Yields per Sq. Footage. 2 -3 ears per stalk, occasional barren stalks are not unheard of, nor are they exceptionally common.

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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