Overview of Sweetcorn
Sweetcorn is a type of maize grown for human consumption with high sugar content. Corn with sweet flavour results from a naturally occurring recessive mutation in genes that converts sugar to starch inside the kernel's endosperm. Sweet Corn has higher sugar levels than cow corn and is picked while immature to prevent starch from turning into sugar.
More to love in Sweetcorn:
- Juicy sweet Corn is what makes creamed Corn creamy
- it receives its creaminess from juice or milk
- Sweetcorn has been a staple food for centuries, in addition to its versatility
- As a topping for soups, salads, and pizzas, it is delicious
Benefits of Herb Sweetcorn
Sweet Corn can be added into cornmeal, polenta, cornmeal, and syrup straight from the cob. Corn contains plenty of vitamin C, protecting your cells and preventing diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Corn is a valuable source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids essential for maintaining good eye health and preventing cataracts.
How to sow and care for Herb Sweetcorn Seeds
Sweetcorn prefers a warm climate and cannot tolerate frost. Seeds should be planted in pots in a greenhouse, hoop house, or cold frame after the ground has warmed up. Then you can start sowing three to four weeks before your last frost date and get a head start on outdoor-sown Corn. Plant eight to ten seeds 1cm deep into a 10cm wide pot. You can use either a seed-starting potting mix or a general-purpose potting mix. Sow seeds into smaller pots or plug trays, with two seeds per pot or module, and remove the weaker seedling.
When you have removed your young plants from their pots, carefully tease their roots apart. Be sure to retain as much soil around their roots as possible. You can now plant your sweet corn 45 cm apart. Put the seeds in each hole, fill the hole with soil, and firm it back down. Sweet Corn hates cold temperatures. Make sure the pots stay moist during the growing period. While you can still reach between the plants, remove any weeds that grow within your Sweetcorn. Sweetcorn is a sturdy plant and shouldn't require support. Watering will be necessary for arid weather after the silks appear and the cobs begin to form in late summer.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product type: Sweetcorn Seeds
- USDA Zone: 4-8
- Feature: Fast Growing
- Soil: Fertile, Moist
- Harvest Time: 3-4 Months
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Scientific name: Zea mays subsp. mays
- Order: Poales
- Higher classification: Corn
- Rank: Subspecies
- Family: Poaceae
- Subfamily: Panicoideae
- Uses: Beneficial Vegetables
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The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
⦿ Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
⦿ Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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