Sweet Corn Who Gets Kissed (Limited Stock this Season)
Sweet Corn Who Gets Kissed has excellent flavor and texture but importantly in Tasmania, good cool soil emergence. Compact 1.5-1.8m tall plants with ears 60cm off the ground. Good tip fill and husk coverage. Extended harvest window – check frequently for maturity.
Has been bred for ‘Sugary Enhanced’ sweetness, vigour, and disease resistance to rival hybrid corn. Like any good OP, you will find some natural variability in the plants and ears.
Sow: mid October to mid-December (cool climate)
Spacing: 2 seeds to a hole, 20cm apart, rows 40 to 60cm
Most historians believe maize was domesticated in the Tehuacán Valley of Mexico. Recent research in the early 21st century has modified this view somewhat; scholars now indicate the adjacent Balsas River Valley of south-central Mexico as the center of domestication.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 22 to 30 C (around 7-10 days to germination). Germination can be erratic when soil temps drop due to cold fronts in a Tassie spring.