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Who Gets Kissed Sweet Corn

Botanical Name: Zea mays

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# of seeds per packet: 100 / Certified Organic

Description

78 – 84 days. We are thrilled to be able to bring you this awesome sweet corn! Who Gets Kissed was bred for ‘Sugary Enhanced’ sweetness, vigor, and disease resistance to rival hybrid corn, and boy does it deliver! This variety was bred through a collaboration between Minnesotan organic farmer, Martin Diffley; U of Wisconsin corn breeder, Bill Tracy; and the Organic Seed Alliance in 2014. Bi-color kernels are tender, sweet, and have a wonderful smooth texture. Compact plants are 5-6’ tall. Ears are large and develop over a prolonged period, longer than most corns. We like to grow Top Hat corn with Who Gets Kissed for an extended sweetcorn harvest. These seeds have good emergence in cooler soils, so it can be planted a bit earlier than most heirloom corns – a real boon for northern growers. Like any good OP, you will find some natural variability in the plants and ears. Thanks to High Mowing Organic Seeds who brought this variety to the marketplace. Seeds sourced from High Mowing Organic Seeds.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Corn needs fertile soil with a lot of compost/manure. Corn is wind pollinated so you should grow at least 16 corn plants (plant in a block – not in a row) so that enough pollen from the tassels will land on the silks to pollinate all of the kernels to produce full ears of corn. Not enough space for 16 plants? You can hand pollinate your corn (look online for instructions).  Plant corn seeds after the soil has warmed to at least 65° (5/20-6/15). Plant seeds 6” apart in rows 36” apart (thin plants to 12” apart). Plant at least 4 rows of 4 plants in a block. Days to germination: 3-12.  This variety of corn has short plants so don’t grow pole beans on it or the beans may take over the corn.

 

Harvest:

Harvest sweet corn in the milk stage when kernels are fully filled out but are still soft and are not starting to become starchy or firm.

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Corn is a difficult seed saving crop. Corn suffers from inbreeding depression if seed is saved from too few plants. Minimum population size: 100 plants. Corn is cross pollinated and will cross with all other corn varieties. It is wind pollinated which can carry pollen for several miles so corn seed can be contaminated by GMO field corn. Isolate corn from other varieties by at least 2 miles. Harvest seed from the interior (as opposed to the outer rows) to help minimize crossing.

 
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Description

78 – 84 days. We are thrilled to be able to bring you this awesome sweet corn! Who Gets Kissed was bred for ‘Sugary Enhanced’ sweetness, vigor, and disease resistance to rival hybrid corn, and boy does it deliver! This variety was bred through a collaboration between Minnesotan organic farmer, Martin Diffley; U of Wisconsin corn breeder, Bill Tracy; and the Organic Seed Alliance in 2014. Bi-color kernels are tender, sweet, and have a wonderful smooth texture. Compact plants are 5-6’ tall. Ears are large and develop over a prolonged period, longer than most corns. We like to grow Top Hat corn with Who Gets Kissed for an extended sweetcorn harvest. These seeds have good emergence in cooler soils, so it can be planted a bit earlier than most heirloom corns – a real boon for northern growers. Like any good OP, you will find some natural variability in the plants and ears. Thanks to High Mowing Organic Seeds who brought this variety to the marketplace. Seeds sourced from High Mowing Organic Seeds.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Corn needs fertile soil with a lot of compost/manure. Corn is wind pollinated so you should grow at least 16 corn plants (plant in a block – not in a row) so that enough pollen from the tassels will land on the silks to pollinate all of the kernels to produce full ears of corn. Not enough space for 16 plants? You can hand pollinate your corn (look online for instructions).  Plant corn seeds after the soil has warmed to at least 65° (5/20-6/15). Plant seeds 6” apart in rows 36” apart (thin plants to 12” apart). Plant at least 4 rows of 4 plants in a block. Days to germination: 3-12.  This variety of corn has short plants so don’t grow pole beans on it or the beans may take over the corn.

 

Harvest:

Harvest sweet corn in the milk stage when kernels are fully filled out but are still soft and are not starting to become starchy or firm.

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Corn is a difficult seed saving crop. Corn suffers from inbreeding depression if seed is saved from too few plants. Minimum population size: 100 plants. Corn is cross pollinated and will cross with all other corn varieties. It is wind pollinated which can carry pollen for several miles so corn seed can be contaminated by GMO field corn. Isolate corn from other varieties by at least 2 miles. Harvest seed from the interior (as opposed to the outer rows) to help minimize crossing.

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