Corn Kandy King BULK SIZE - West Coast SeedsRegular price $6.99
Kandy King Corn
- (SE) Sugary Enhanced
- Tender and sweet yellow kernels
- 20-22cm (8-9") ears
- Sweet flavour for up to 10 days
- Matures in 73 days
Good rates of cool soil emergence and a short growing season make Kandy King corn seeds number one for early cropping. Tender and sweet yellow kernels grow on 20-22cm (8-9") ears. Kandy King cobs hold their sweet flavour in refrigeration for up to ten days after picking. This variety is mature up to a week earlier than other SE types. The plants look distinctive in the field with burgundy streaked leaves and husks. Kandy King has excellent tip fill, and it holds well in the field for a long harvest window.
Approx 200 Seeds
Plant between May 15th and June 10th. If the soil is not warm enough, seeds often rot before sprouting – especially when not treated with fungicide. Untreated corn seeds should be planted only when the soil has warmed up above 18°C (65°F) – warmer for super-sweet (sh2) types, and even warmer for a good stand. Use a soil thermometer. If spring weather is cold, consider planting in flats indoors with bottom heat for transplanting. Seeds should germinate in 7-10 days. If it rains after planting and corn does not emerge, just replant the area.
Plant 2-5cm (1-2″) deep (shallower for sh2 seed or cool soil). Sow seeds around 7.5cm (3″) apart, in rows 60-90cm (24-36″) apart. Because corn is wind pollinated, plant in a block (or circle) of at least 4 rows.
Ideal pH: 5.8-6.8. Corn is a heavy feeder, so add manure or compost, and use 500g (1 lb) of complete organic fertilizer per 6m (60′) of row, mixing it thoroughly into the soil beneath each seed furrow. Thin to at least 20-25cm (8-10″) apart in the row. Large eared and double-eared varieties need to be 30cm (24″) apart. Keep free of weeds until knee-high, and then leave it alone. Use the days to maturity listed for comparative purposes among the varieties only – your garden may be different.
When the silks at the top of an ear are a dry brown, the cob seems to start to droop and the kernels release milky juice when cut.
Disease: Prevent disease and nutritional exhaustion of the soil by using 4-year crop rotation and composting old stalks.
Corn is a good companion to beans, beets, cucumber, dill, melons, parsley, peas, potato, soya beans, squash, and sunflower. Avoid planting next to celery or tomatoes. Amaranth makes a great mulch between rows by competing with weeds and conserving ground moisture.