Corn, Painted Hill Sweet Seeds, Organic
$3.95 – $12.10
Family: Grass (Poaceae)
Annual. 75 days and ongoing. One of the advantages of this variety is that it ripens early and remains pick-able for a long period of time thereafter. In one trial we planted May 6 and began eating hearty corn on Aug 8, a 92-day induction period. A multicolored sweet corn that does well growing in cool soils and short-season areas, also performing fine in warmer zones with longer growing seasons. Stalks 6 feet tall, ears 7 inches long, often more than one ear per stalk, kernels multi-colored red, purple, blue, yellow and white. As a fresh sweet corn, the appearance of the kernels is less intense, and the color intensifies on drying. This is a good, hearty, sweet, sweet corn that can also be dried for later use in soups and cornbread. Corn prefers rich soil and full sun. Moderate water. Plant 1/2 inch deep and thin to 10 inches apart. Side dress with chicken manure after the plants attain 6 inches or so. Cultivate often to soften soil around plants and push the soil up around the stalks as they grow, to improve resistance to wind. After the plants reach knee high, you can cultivate and weed them one more time and then scatter crimson clover seed under them. The pictures illustrate. The clover will cover the soil, feed the corn with nitrogen, and make it so you don’t have to weed again, all the way through to harvest.
Packet contains 50 seeds, weighing ~10 grams
100 g contains ~500 seeds
Certified Organically Grown