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Sweet corn 'Double Standard'        

Zea mays var. saccharata

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Belonging to the Zea genus (Zea mays var. saccharata 'Double Standard'), Double Standard is a variety of Sweet corn. Double Standard is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow-green and   Grade 1 Paint Green and   Lawn green. When mature, blooms are roughly 20.0 cm (that's 7.8 inches in imperial) in diameter.When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Cream. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green and   Bright green colour.

Produces ears with 14 to 16 rows of tender gold and white kernels. Plant seed after the last spring frost, as soon as the ground is warm. Keep the soil moist and free from competing weeds. Matures in 80 days.
The crop is wind pollenated so you must grow sufficient plants to pollenate the crop. Minimum is 4×4 block

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Double Standard normally grows with a erect-like habit to a mature height of 2.00 metres (that's 6.50 feet imperial). This variety tends to bloom in late summer.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Double Standard Sweet corn is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Double Standard

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Water well in dry weather

Double Standard likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Double Standard 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. Planting Double Standard in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 6.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Double Standard from seed

Start off in pots to ensure germination at least 18C and protect the seed from mice. Place 3 seeds in a 10cm pot 2.5cm deep.
Can be sown direct, but the soil must be warm or use a cloche to speed up the warming

Sow 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Double Standard

If the weather is not warm enough it is possible to pot them on and keep them under glass until the weather improves.
Choose a sunny site, out of the wind
Transplant in blocks to aid wind pollenation

As Double Standard is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Double Standard

Check the kernels about a week after the tassles turn brown. Pick when they are milky but not yet starchy. This variety produced white and yellow seeds on the same cob

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Sweet corn Double Standard Etymology

Double standard as the cob has two coloured seeds

Other Names for Sweet corn 'Double Standard'

Sweet Corn