Growing Sweet Corn

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Zea mays


sweet corn

sweet corn in the garden

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 115-150
Ounces per square foot: 0.008
Minimum legal germination rate: 75%
Germination type:

Short Germinating seeds

Growing Sweet Corn is easy and a favorite among organic gardeners.

Sweet corn is best suited for large gardens since usually only one or two ears are produced per plant.

Sweet Corn prefers to be grown in full sun and should be planted after all danger of frost. To get an early start on your sweet corn, start your corn in flats indoors or greenhouse.


In garden spacing (inches): 15
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): 1
Maximum number of plants per square foot: .8
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder


Days to maturity: 63-91
Harvesting period (days): -
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .2


Diseases: Corn Smut, Mosaic Virus, Root And Stalk Rots, Rust, Southern Corn Leaf Blight, Stewart’s Wilt
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Army Cutworm, Corn Earworm, Cutworm, Eastern Field Wireworm, Eastern Field Wireworm, European Corn Borer, Fall Armyworm, Flea Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Northern Corn Rootworm, Southwestern Corn Borer


Open Pollinated:
Big Daddy’s Yellow, Bloody Butcher ,Blue Hopi , Golden Bantam,, Golden Giant, Hickory King, Japanese Hulless Popcorn, Jarvis Golden Prolific, Mr. Robert’s White, Orchard Baby, Pencil Cob, Rainbow ("Indian" corn), Red Strawberry Popcorn, Reid Yellow Dent, 'Sunshine' Sweet Corn, Stowell's Evergreen (White) Sweet Corn, Trucker's Favorite


Organic Gardening Seed and Plant Sources:



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