Corn Sweet Argent (white) Seeds

Corn Sweet Argent (white) Seeds

Zea mays var rugosa (hybrid)

Item #0148

86 days. Argent is a white sweet corn with superb sweet, creamy flavor, and excellent traits, including adaptability to cool soils, and high tolerance to Stewart's Wilt and Northern Corn Leaf Blight. Argent is a sugary enhanced (se) hybrid; it holds its sweetness and high-quality flavor for days after picking.

This packet sows up to 28 ft.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1" - 1 1/2"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 12"

Row Spacing:
2' - 3'

When 4" tall, thin to 1
every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65°?90°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended; corn seed does not transplant well.

Special sowing instructions: Since pollination occurs by wind, corn should be sown in short, parallel rows or blocks.

Harvesting: Corn is ready about 3 weeks after the silks appear. Harvest when the silks are brown, but not dried, and the husks are dark green; ears should be plump, and rounded rather than pointed at the tip. To test for ripeness, gently pull back the husk and pop a kernel with your fingernail; the liquid should be whitish; if it is still clear, ears are not quite ready.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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