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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Sweet corn

  • CornSweet corn is wind-pollinated. Therefore, to facilitate pollination, plant several short rows rather than a single row.
  • Isolate yellow and white varieties and also yellow varieties from bicolor varieties. In the garden, this is accomplished by planting varieties two weeks apart.
  • Planting early will avoid worm and bird problems.
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 15 to 25 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 30 to 50 feet
  • 0.25 pound of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 36 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 10 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 70 to 85 days from planting to eating stage
  • 390 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 8 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For sweet corn-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended yellow, sugar-enhanced varieties
    • Legend
      Early
    • Sweet Riser
      Early; isolate from other sweet corns.
    • Incredible
      Mid-season
    • Bodacious
      Mid-season
    • Kandy Korn
      Mid-season
    • Tuxedo
      Mid-season
    • Sugar Ace
      Mid-season; isolate from other sweet corns
  • Recommended bi-color, sugar-enhanced varieties
    • Seneca Arrowhead
      Early
    • Argent
      Mid-season
    • Trinity
      Early
    • Sweet Chorus
      Early; isolate from other sweet corns
    • Temptation
      Early
    • Sweet Symphony
      Early; isolate from other sweet corns
    • Lancelot
      Mid-season
    • Delectable
      Mid-season
    • Wizard
      Mid-season
  • Recommended white, sugar-enhanced varieties
    • Sweet Ice
      Early; isolate from other sweet corns
    • Seneca Sensation
      Early; isolate from other sweet corns
    • Alpine
      Mid-season
    • Silver King
      Mid-season
  • Recommended yellow, supersweet varieties
    • Challenger
      Early
    • Saturn
      Early
    • Endeavor
      Early to Mid-season
    • Bunker Hill
      Mid-season
    • Flagship II
      Mid-season
    • Morning Star
      Mid-season
    • Primetime
      Mid-season
    • Zenith
      Mid-season
  • Recommended bi-color, supersweet varieties
    • Candy Corner
      Early
    • Everprime
      Early
    • Festival
      Early
    • Candy Store
      Mid-season
    • Crisp 'n' Sweet 710A
      Mid-season
    • Phenomenal
      Mid-season
    • Summer Sweet 8102
      Mid-season
  • Recommended white, supersweet varieties
    • Ice Queen
      Early
    • SummerSweet 781 Ultra
      Mid-season
    • Vail
      Mid-season
    • Silver Xtra Sweet
      Mid-season
    • Even Sweeter
      Mid-season

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 15 to Aug. 15
    • Central Missouri
      April 25 to Aug. 1
    • North Missouri
      May 1 to July 20

 

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