hybrid Sweet Corn: Hawaiian Supersweet #10

$2.00

  •  Bi-color corn
  •  outstanding sweetness and tenderness
  •  Matures in about 70 days
  • Resistant to Rust fungus

Item Details

Hybrid #10 is a Hybrid that is a 3-Way cross. Current stock is a nice Bi-color corn with outstanding sweetness and tenderness. Matures in about 70 days. Resistant to Rust fungus.

History of the Plant

Fifty years ago, sweet corn wasn’t all that sweet and had a short shelf-life, which made it difficult for grocery stores to stock it. As a result of the persistence of some UI corn researchers, today’s sweet corn not only lives up to its name in taste

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media

01

Soil Preparation

Sweet corn thrives best in loamy, well-drained soils but will tolerate a wide range of soil types. Optimum pH ranges from 6.0 to 6.5. Till the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches using a spade, plow or rototiller. Avoid tilling the soil while it is too wet or large clods may be formed.

02

Planting

Sweet corn is a warm-season vegetable requiring soil temperatures between 60-90 degrees F. Avoid planting seed in cool soils. Wait until at least two weeks after the last average killing frost before planting. If planted too early, weak stands, stunted growth or frost-killed seedlings may result. 

03

Fertilizing

If a soil test is not done, a general guideline is to apply 6 pounds of 10-10-10 per 100 linear row feet before planting. Fertilizer can also be broadcast at a rate of 30 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Care

01

WATER

Water is vital to ensure a good stand of corn. Corn requires a minimum of 1 inch of water per week for normal development. The most critical periods for water are during pollination and during final ear filling.

02

Maintaining

Keep rows clean and free from weeds. Light, shallow tilling between rows can be done, but take care not to get too close to the root system of the corn. After cultivating with a tiller or hoe, mound soil 2-3 inches up around the base of the plants to support stalks from wind damage. 

03

Maturity and Harvest

Sweet corn matures in 60 to 100 days, depending on the variety. For a continuous harvest, plant early, mid and late season varieties or make successive two-week plantings of the same variety.

04

heat

High temperature and poor water management during the tasseling stage can cause poor pollination and fewer kernels on the ears. Insects such as Japanese beetles can also affect kernel pollination by eating the silk.

05

Soul

A soil test through the local county extension office is always the best way to determine the lime and fertilizer needs. If lime is required, it can be tilled into the ground during soil preparation but is most effective when applied 2 to 3 months prior to planting.

Nutrients

01

NUTRITIONAL

Hawaii’s soils are valuable to corn primarily for their function in keeping the plants upright. They do not hold water or nutrients well, they have little organic matter, they are very poor in base status, and they often are very low in pH and available nutrients. Under these conditions, no fertilizer equals no corn. 

02

MEDICINAL

 As pole beans provide antioxidants to the body, some studies have suggested that they can contribute to cardiovascular health by lowering blood fat content. The vitamin K and calcium content in beans has also been linked to increased bone density and overall bone health.

Amazing Recipes of Hybrid Corn (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House
4.4/5

Spice up cod with jerk seasoning, then pair with creamed corn and charred spring onions for a tasty, low calorie option during the week. Serve with lime wedges.

4.5/5

Cook this healthy vegan soup and pack in four of your 5-a-day along with bags of flavour from ginger, chillies, garlic, thyme and coconut yogurt.

4.5/5

Throw together this simple, no-cook salad in 15 minutes flat for a colourful, speedy side dish.

4.5/5

This classic corn salsa is a simple Mexican recipe you can prep in 20 minutes. Leave to marinate before serving to intensify the vibrant flavours.

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