Sweet corn 'Sugar Dots'
Zea mays var. saccharata
Sugar Dots is part of the Zea genus and is a Sweet corn variety. Its scientific name is Zea mays var. saccharata 'Sugar Dots'. Sugar Dots is a patented hybrid variety.
Early maturing and capable of vigorously sprouting in cool soils, Sugar Dots has a high sugar content and delivers a rich, true corn flavor. Every 6 1/2 foot plant produces well wrapped, easy-to-pick 7 inch ears.A type of Grass, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Sugar Dots normally grows with a grass-like habit to a mature height of 2.00 metres (that's 6.50 feet imperial).
Sugar Dots Sweet corn is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Sweet corn 'Sugar Dots'
For better pollination, plant short rows together instead of a single, long row.Sugar Dots likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Sugar Dots is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Sugar Dots are Zone 3 and Zone 9. Sugar Dots requires a soil ph of 6.5 - 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Sugar Dots from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sugar Dots about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Sugar Dots
direct sow after all danger of frost is past and soil is warm
plant 1 seed every 4 inches in rows 3 feet apart
7-10 days germination
plant 1 – 1 1/2" deep
thin to 1 plant every 12" when plants are 4" tall
80 days to harvest
For better pollination, plant short rows together instead of a single, long row.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sugar Dots is a tender plant.
Harvesting Sugar Dots
Sweet corn 'Sugar Dots' information
How long does Sugar Dots take to grow?
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