Sweet corn 'Country Gentleman'
Zea mays var. saccharata
Country Gentleman is a popular variety of Sweet corn, which belongs to the Zea genus (Zea mays var. saccharata 'Country Gentleman'). Country Gentleman is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.
Standard late-season white corn with narrow “shoe peg” (non-rowed) kernels. Tapered 7-8" ears grow on 7-8’ stalks that often produce two ears. Good for fresh use and canning.Country Gentleman grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Country Gentleman normally grows to a mature height of 2.00 metres (that's 6.50 feet imperial).
United States is believed to be where Country Gentleman originates from.
As Country Gentleman Sweet corn is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Sweet corn 'Country Gentleman'
Extremely tall variety. If your gardening area is prone to wind gusts or higher winds it may blow down. Will normally recover fine if simply stood back up and “propped” at the roots with soil.
Harvest time in Northern US is mid to late summer.A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Country Gentleman 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.5 and 7.5 as Country Gentleman is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
Growing Country Gentleman from seed
Plant in blocks of 3 to 6 rows instead of one long row to insure good wind pollination. Thin seedlings to 8 inches apart. Does best in well-drained, fertile soil.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.17 inches (3.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Country Gentleman about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Country Gentleman
Harvesting Country Gentleman
Sweet corn 'Country Gentleman' information
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Introduced in 1890 by S.D. Woodruff & Sons of Orange, Connecticut.
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