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Make Room for Corn (page 4 of 4)

by Jack Ruttle

Small-Space Sweet Corns

This selective list (corns under six feet) hints at the wide range of interesting sweet corns available today. Raise the bar by only 12 inches and the list would more than triple.

Normal type

Ashworth
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 69 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 6" ears; sometimes two per stalk.

Black Mexican
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 76 days
Characteristics: White maturing to black, 7" ears.

Early Sunglow Hybrid
Height: 4'
Days to Maturity: 62 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 7" ears; a classic.

Golden Bantam
Height: 5'-6'
Days to Maturity: 78 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 6" ears.

Hooker's Sweet
Height: 4'
Days to Maturity: 77 days
Characteristics: White maturing to black, 6" ears.

Improved Golden Bantam
Height: 5'-6'
Days to Maturity: 82 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 7" ears.

Seneca Horizon Hybrid
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 65 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 8" ears.

Sugar-Enhanced type

D'Artagnon Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 66 days
Characteristics: Bicolor, 8" ears.

Double Gem
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 71 days
Characteristics: Bicolor, 8" ears; often two per stalk.

Quickie
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 62 days
Characteristics: Bicolor, 7" ears.

Stardust
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Characteristics: White, 7" ears.

Sugar Buns
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 68 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 7" ears; superb flavor.

Sugar Snow
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 66 days
Characteristics: White, 8" ears.

Supersweet type

Northern Xtra-Sweet
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 71 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 8-9" ears; sometimes two per stalk.

Polar Super Sweet
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 59 days
Characteristics: Yellow, 8" ears.

88-3686
Height: 5'
Days to Maturity: 80 days
Characteristics: White, 9" ears.

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