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Sugar Pearl Sweet Corn

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Sugar Pearl Sweet Corn

How to Grow Top Quality Corn by Dr. Harold Willis

Sugar Pearl is an early producing hybrid white sweet corn. As the name suggests it is pearly white and sugary sweet.

Stalks attain a height of about 5 to 6 feet and yield ears of 7 - 7.5 inch pearly white sweet corn. It is a relatively trouble free variety of corn suitable for gardeners with short growing seasons. It germinates in cooler soil than many other cultivars, soil temperatures as low as 55 F.

Sugar Pearl retains its flavor longer than most varieties, up to two weeks from maturity before the flavor begins to wane. It is best harvested when kernels are completely formed, which is roughly 20 days after the first strands of silk appear.

It takes 70 - 75 days to mature.

Corn Should be planted in blocks as opposed to rows and should not be planted near other varieties of Corn [See - Isolating Corn.] as cross pollination tends to produce poor tasting starchy corn. Sugar Pearl, as per some suppliers does not need to be isolated as other varieties do - this is just fine for the Sugar Pearl, but not neccesarily the other variety.

Sugar Pearl 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

Maturity at 70 - 75 days.

Color - White

Seed Spacing - 8 to 10 inches apart.

Row spacing - 3 - 3.5 feet

USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 11

Plant Size 5 - 6 Feet Tall

Ear Size - 7 - 7.5 Inches Long

Full Sun

Average Yields per Sq. Footage - Anticipate 1 - 3 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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