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Sweet corn 'Chires Baby'

Zea mays var. saccharata

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Chires Baby is a variety of Sweet corn which is a member of the Zea family. Its botanical name is Zea mays var. saccharata 'Chires Baby'. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Chires Baby normally grows to a mature height of 2.00 metres (that's 6.50 feet imperial).

Chires Baby Sweet corn is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chires Baby have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chires Baby

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Chires Baby is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Chires Baby are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Chires Baby needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Chires Baby from seed

Aim to sow 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 21°C / 70°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chires Baby about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Chires Baby

Chires Baby is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Chires Baby