Gourmet Flavor, Tender Texture!
Good wrap protection, excellent tip fill!
Species: mays var. rugosa
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity: 79
Fruit Color: Multi-Color
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 6 ft – 6 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible
Harvest Season: Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Rust, Stewart’s Wilt
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor
79 days from direct-sowing.
You will never find Obsession in the supermarket and possibly not even at gourmet fresh markets, because this sweet corn is so tender that it must be harvested by hand and should not be packed for transport. Pick it fresh from your own garden and eat it within hours — you won't believe the quality of flavor and texture that corn can achieve when grown and harvested like this!
Obsession earns its name: one bite will hook you! This traditional sweet corn sets 8-inch ears with a mix of yellow and white kernels. They are filled right to the tip, giving you an extra nibble from every ear!
This corn reaches 6 to 6? feet tall, with ears set along the stalk beginning at about 2 feet off the ground. They are very well wrapped, keeping the flavor and texture tightly protected throughout the growing process. And the plants are mildly tolerant of Stewart's Wilt and rust, so you know you will get big crops every time.
Less fussy about warm soil and heavy feeding than Super Sweet hybrids, Regular Sweet corn should be planted at least 400 feet from Super Sweets (they tend to reduce the flavor of Super Sweets if cross-pollinated). If this is not possible, sow the two types at least a month apart.
Sow after last spring frost, when the soil is warm. Corn is famously easy to direct-sow in any sunny spot. To extend your corn harvest, make successive plantings weekly up to mid-July, or plant varieties with differing maturity dates. Pkt is 100 seeds. Corn seed in packet sizes of 1 lb. or smaller is now available for shipment to Canada.
Dislike. Should have blanched the seeds in very hot water prior to planting. The had a white moldy substance that grew with the seeds immediately after and durning germination. I fought this by removing plants from soils rinsing with clean water and replanting in solo cups with sterilized coco coir. No mold now. And the plants are tough no loss during the process and hardly any transplant shock even with how aggressive it was.