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10 Organic 'Sweet Nugget' Sweetcorn Plants

Golden, sweet corn on the cob fresh from your garden to the grill

The Highlights

    • Deliciously sweet golden cobs
    • Perfect for grilling for a BBQ
    • Cobs up to 20cm long!
    • Fantastically reliable croppers
    • Adds great interest to your garden or plot

10 Organic 'Sweet Nugget' Sweetcorn Plants

Golden, sweet corn on the cob fresh from your garden to the grill
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The Highlights

    • Deliciously sweet golden cobs
    • Perfect for grilling for a BBQ
    • Cobs up to 20cm long!
    • Fantastically reliable croppers
    • Adds great interest to your garden or plot

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

10 Plug Plants
Plug plants are small seedlings that allows you to skip the germination process involved in having to sow from seed.

Height on arrival:

10-30cm

Eventual height:

2m

Eventual spread:

10cm

Tasting notes:

Intensely sweet, juicy, creamy flavour

Time to first crop:

8-12 weeks
The cobs will be ready to harvest when the tassels (the fibrous ends (looks a bit like a horses tail)) become dark brown and die off. You can always find out if the corn is ready by peeling back the husk slightly and squeezing one of the kernels with your finger nails. If the liquid is watery, it is not ready. If it is creamy, then it is ripe. If there is not much liquid at all and it is more like a paste, then it is too mature.

Hardiness:

Somewhat Hardy
Plant after the last frost in a sunny, sheltered location and it should be fine throughout the growing season.

Uses:

Grilled, Fried, BBQs

Rootstock:

Spacing:

45cm
You should always plant corn grids such as 3x3 with an equal distance of 45cm apart instead of rows. Corn needs to cross pollinate by the wind to produce big and delicious fruit, therefore arranging them into a grid is the optimal way to do this.

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

When the sweetcorn plants are still young seedlings they can become prey to birds and slugs and snails. To prevent damage from birds the best defense is a fine horticultural fleece. Birds will generally not try to eat the plant as it grows larger. The fleece will have to be taken off as the plant grows larger to promote pollination. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves.

Water Regularly

Full sun in a sheltered position

Full sun in a sheltered position

Sweetcorn plants require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Position in a sheltered space, protected against chilling winds for best growth.

Fertile, well-draining soil

A good-mix to use is three parts quality compost to one part topsoil.

Feed Regularly

Once the flowers emerge feed the plants with a high-potash fertiliser such as liquid tomato feed every fortnight. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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