Silver Queen Corn - Packet

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For over two decades, Silver Queen reigns supreme. It is the sweet corn from your childhood: think crab festivals, family cook-outs and side of the road farm stands. Steeped in history, Silver Queen is a legacy with glorious 9-inch long ears perfectly calibrated with pearly white kernels. Late season, plant early and be patient.
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An all-time favorite that's been a winner for generations, Silver Queen corn is as delicious in taste as it is impressive in size. The hardy late-season variety grows stalks upwards of 8 feet, each producing several ears up to 9 inches in length and big enough around to boast 14-16 rows of kernels. Like most corn, Silver Queen is wind pollinated, so you'll want to plant it in a block of shorter rows versus one long row. Choose a sunny spot in your garden that's at least 10x10 feet in size, making sure it's on a side that won't create shade for other plants when the corn stalks get tall. Silver Queen corn is ready to harvest when you notice the silks have turned brown and the ears feel firm. For best flavor and texture, pick, cook, and eat your corn the same day. You can also freeze the ears if you want to save some for later.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.45 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 50 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Zea mays
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/2 inch
Seed Spacing
1 inch
Row Spacing
18 inches
Space After Thinning
8-12 inches
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Days To Maturity
Seed Life Cycle
Additional Information
Introduced in 1913
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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