Ashworth, organic seeds
Sweet Corn. Is the earliest standard sort. We have missed it for several years, but have now found a supplier in Austria. It yields clear yellow cobs, 15-17 cm long, of excellent taste, however not as sweet as the new hybrids. Ashworth is sturdy and robust,growing 140 cm tall and germinates and develops better in a cooler soil than most other sorts. A portion contains about 30 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Zea mays var. saccharata|
|Botanic family:||The Grass Family - Poaceae|
|Days to maturity:||70|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: April–May|
|Sowing depth:||3–5 cm|
|Plant spacing:||20–30 cm|
|Row spacing:||Single rows 70–80 cm, double rows 10–20 cm|
|Germination time:||6–10 days|
SowingSow indoors or in a hotbed, about 4 cm deep, 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors and keep a temperature of around 25°C during germination. Lower the temperature after sprouting to prevent lanky seedlings. If the seed was scattered, pot on the plants to separate pots, when they have grown 5-10 cm tall.
Corn is affected by frost, so do not set out the plants outdoors until the risk of frost is over and the soil has warmed up. Corn can be sown directly outdoors in southerly, warm places in Central Sweden. The temperature of the soil must be at least 15°C otherwise untreated seeds will rot. Covering with fibre-cloth before and during sprouting raises the temperature a few degrees.
SpacingKeep 20-30 cm between the plants and 70-80 cm between the rows or cultivate in double rows of 10-15 cm between every second row.
HarvestSweet Corn is ready for harvest when the silky threads have wilted, the cobs grown thick and blunt and the seeds are pale yellow. When pressing a nail into a grain of corn a somewhat viscous, milk-white juice emerges. Poach the cobs immediately and enjoy! They can also be frozen or preserved.
SeedNormally 3-5 seeds/g one portion yields 20-25 excellent seedlings for setting out. 200 g sows 100 m.
A portion contains about 30 seeds.