SWEET CORN True Gold – 25+ Heirloom Seeds (NOT to WA)
Sweet Corn True Gold is a popular sturdy non-hybrid and open-pollinated variety since 1955, producing large 20-25cm tender cobs with a distinctive rich sweet taste.
It’s old-fashioned corn like your grandparents grew! From the garden to the pot, 'True Gold' will transform any plate into a luxurious meal.
It is grown in Australia and this is NOT a hybrid or GMO variety.
Sweet Corn Growing Instructions & Care
Sweet corn can be sown in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Successive plantings are possible to extend the harvest until January in most areas in Australia.
Sow direct, 20mm-30mm deep in Spring or early Summer. Plant spacing is 30cm and row spacing is 75cm. It needs full sun and moist soil. Frost tender plant, matures in approx. 85-90 days, grows to 2m high.
Block planting improves pollination and gives well-filled cobs. Prepare the soil with compost and well-rotted manure. Count 18 days from when the silk appears and start checking for ripeness, the kernel should be milky.
Be aware that the Super sweet corns in the supermarket are hybrids. Open-pollinated "Heirloom" corns have a more complex flavour, not so sugary, and shorter shelf life. For the best eating, watch the cobs carefully. When the juice in the kernels is clear, the corn is not ready. When it gets milky, the corn is ready to eat. Pick while the juice is milky, not yet pasty. Cook as fast as you can after picking.
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