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Sweet corn 'Early Extra Sweet F1'        

Zea mays var. saccharata

  • 5 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 7 stashed

Belonging to the Zea genus (Zea mays var. saccharata 'Early Extra Sweet F1'), Early Extra Sweet F1 is a variety of Sweet corn. Early Extra Sweet F1 is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Green-yellow and   Yellow-green and   Apple green. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Canary yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Bright green and   Dark spring green colour.

This is an F1 early variety with extra sweet flavour.
High in fibre, low in calories, gluten free and source of beta carotine, vitamins C and B

Early Extra Sweet F1 grows as an Annual and is a Grass. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Early Extra Sweet F1 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 mid summer.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Early Extra Sweet F1 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 Early Extra Sweet F1 have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Early Extra Sweet F1

  • Full Sun

  • High

Keep well watered and mulch in dry weather.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Early Extra Sweet F1 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 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Early Extra Sweet F1 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 Early Extra Sweet F1 from seed

Sow seeds 4cm deep in 7cm pots with free draining compost keep at 18 to 20C germination after 7 to 10 days. Do not exclude light. Sow three seeds to each pot.
Can also be sown directly once the soil has warmed up. 5cm deep 15 cm apart. Best grown in blocks with a minimum of 10 plants to ensure sufficient wind pollenation

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Early Extra Sweet F1 about 10 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Early Extra Sweet F1

Plant in blocks. Sweetcorn is wind pollenated and this must be adequate to provide a well covered seed head
Requires full sun

As Early Extra Sweet F1 is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Early Extra Sweet F1

Test a seed by squashing it with your nail. If milky juice comes out it is ready. Also the female tassel flowers will have changed colour. Carefully snap off the ripe ear, taking care not to damage the main stem

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