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Sweet corn 'Peaches & Cream'    

Zea mays var. saccharata

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  • 22 stashed

Peaches & Cream is part of the Zea genus and is a Sweet corn variety. Its scientific name is Zea mays var. saccharata 'Peaches & Cream'. Peaches & Cream is a hybrid variety. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Golden yellow and   Light goldenrod yellow. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

This corn variety is bi-colored, yellow and cream colored. The stalks get 6-feet tall, and the corn ears are 8-1/2-inches long. Because this is a hybrid variety, they should not be used for seed saving.

Peaches & Cream grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Peaches & Cream normally grows with a erect-like habit to a mature height of 1.82 metres (that's 5.92 feet imperial).

Peaches & Cream Sweet corn is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Peaches & Cream

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Peaches & Cream is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Peaches & Cream requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Peaches & Cream from seed

Plant in four or more side-by-siderows, not one long row. This helps to assure proper pollination.

Ensure a distance of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Peaches & Cream about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Peaches & Cream

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Peaches & Cream is a tender plant.

Harvesting Peaches & Cream

Ears will be 8-1/2 inches long on a 6-foot tall plant

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid autumn.