A very early ‘extra tender’ variety. Specifically bred to give very sweet and tender cobs which are juicy and succulent. The vigorous plants produce heavy cobs with golden yellow kernels.
Sow indoors, March-May. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 1.5cm (½”) deep, in pots of compost. Keep warm and moist. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, into well-cultivated, fertile soil, when frosts are over. Plant in blocks and allow 40cm (16″), both ways, between plants, disturbing roots as little as possible. Or, sow outdoors, during May, 1.5cm (½”) deep, two seeds together at 40cm (16″) intervals in block formation. Sowings may benefit from cloche protection if temperatures drop. Thin to the stronger seedling when large enough to handle. Harvest: August-September.
Tip: Planting in blocks helps pollination. Harvest when silks start to turn brown. Eat sweet corn as soon as possible after picking, before sugar turns to starch.