Gardens - Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Summer stalk: Growing corn

By
Larry Hodgson
Photography by
Roger Yip

Fresh-from-the-field, sweet corn brings the golden sunshine of late summer to the dinner table


Corn picks: Supersweet

  • ‘Fortune Bicolor' Good germination in cooler soils, disease-resistant; 75 days.
  • ‘Fortune' (yellow) Good germination in cooler soils, disease-resistant; 73 days.


Corn picks: Sugar enhanced

  • ‘Early Peaches and Cream' Sweet, tender and juicy; 70 days.
  • ‘Speedy Sweet' (bicolour) Extra early, good germination in cold soils; 57 to 64 days.
  • ‘Silver Knight' (white) Extra early, well-filled ears; 61 to 67 days.

 
Corn picks: Three-way hybrids

  • ‘Honey Select' (yellow) Very sweet, 2001 All-America Selections winner; 74 days.

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