With its excellent germination, very tender, super sweet kernels, this newbie will make a great addition to the home garden! Vigorous, sturdy 6-7’H plants produce 7-8”L x 2” ears set at 26”H with 16-18 rows of super tender and sweet bicolor kernels wrapped in a very protective attractive husk. Extraordinary tip fill. Very adaptable. Replaces Xtra-Tender 277A. Perfect fresh, roasted, grilled, canned or frozen. Isolation required.
Created from a controlled method of pollination in which the pollen of two different species or varieties is crossed by human intervention. Typical F1 varieties are deliberately created to breed a desired trait. Gardeners who use hybrid plant varieties usually purchase new seed every year, however, over several years the seed could eventually be used for open pollination
Shrunken (Supersweets) contain the shrunken-2 (sh2) gene and get their name from the appearance of the dried kernel. Shrunkens have a very high sugar content, as well as a slower conversion of sugar to starch. Shrunken sweet corns must be isolated from other non-shrunken corns. Isolate from all su1 groups of sweet corns, field and pop corns. Do not plant too deep. Soil temperatures need to be at least 60 degrees F.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.