A Sugar Enhanced Corn with Great Disease Resistance!
82 days from direct-sowing.
This year, why not grow the Royal Family of sweet corn — Silver King, Silver Queen, and Golden Queen? You’ll have great eating all season from these classic varieties!
Silver King, a Sugar Enhanced (S. E.) type, is the earliest of the royal family to mature, with slightly larger ears than its Queen — 16 to 18 tightly packed rows of snowy kernels pack every ear of this succulent hybrid! Stuffed with succulent, sweet flavor and a nice crunch, they are absolutely irresistible. You can enjoy them fresh off the plant, too!
The stalks reach 6 to 7 feet high and are wonderfully resilient, tolerating Rust, Stewart’s Wilt, and Northern Corn Leaf Blight. This is a variety that has stood the test of time and is still a favorite among discerning gardeners and diners everywhere. New varieties may come and go, but Silver King remains a beloved favorite, and a great choice for new gardeners thanks to its superior disease resistance.
Direct-sow corn seeds after the last spring frost, when the soil has warmed. Corn is famously easy to grow in any sunny spot, but be sure to plant it outdoors — it doesn’t transplant well. To extend your corn harvest, make successive sowings weekly up until mid-July, or plant varieties with differing maturity dates. Consider growing a Three Sisters planting as well — corn, beans, and squash planted together all help each other grow and produce their best, as the Native Americans knew centuries ago!
Corn seed in packet sizes of 1 lb. or smaller is now available for shipment to Canada!
(P)Pkt of 200 seeds
Species:mays var. rugosa
Variety:Silver King Hybrid
Days To Maturity:82
Plant Height:6 ft – 7 ft
Additional Characteristics:Direct Sow,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible,?Heirloom
Harvest Season:Late Summer,?Mid Summer
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant,?Heat Tolerant,?Northern Corn Leaf Blight,?Rust,?Stewart’s Wilt
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy
Restrictions: *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following: