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Hybrid Sweet Corn, Honey Select

All America Winner Hybrid Sweet Corn, Honey Select

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Honey Select is a significantly improved type of corn, it's "TripleSweet""'All-America Selection judges noted the ease of growing for home gardeners, and the superior eating quality of the 8"/20cm ears. This superior variety is great for eating freely or freezing and canning. "Honey Select" plants will mature midseason about 79 days from Sowing. Plants are easy-to-grow from Seed when compared with other supersweet types. Isolation from sugary enhanced and sugary type corn is not required.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds directly in the garden after the Soil has warmed. Plants grow best in deeply cultivated soil that is high in nitrogen. For a continuous supply of delicious ears, plant every 3 weeks until early summer.

SPACING: Sow seeds 4 to 6 inches apart. Space rows 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available space.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When established seedlings are2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant them 8 to 12 inches apart.  Be generous with water and fertilizer when plants are 12-18" (30-45cm) tall.

GERMINATION: Usually 7 to 10 days. Keep seedbed moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Corn has best flavor when ears are light to medium yellow. To conserve space and for best pollination, plant in blocks made up of short rows, thinned to 8 to 12 inches apart in all directions. Fertilize and cultivate soil prior to planting. Harvest when silks turn brown. Test by piercing a kernel with thumbnail to see if it spurts a milky juice.  Honey Select retains its excellent sweetness and eating quality even 48 hours after harvesting.

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