Try planting with Silver King (10 days earlier) and yellow-kernelled sister, Golden Queen!
Genus: Zea Species: mays var. rugosa Variety: Silver Queen Hybrid Days To Maturity: 92 Fruit Color: White Plant Height: 8 ft Fruit Length: 8 in - 9 in Additional Characteristics: Edible Light Requirements: Full Sun Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy Uses: Outdoor Restrictions: *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following: Canada
(P) Pkt of 200 seeds 92 days. By far the most popular white Regular Sweet variety, Silver Queen earns her fame with superior production and unbelievably mouth-watering flavor. These gigantic 8-foot stalks yield a great bounty of 8- to 9-inch ears, each stuffed with crisp, tender, sweet white kernels arrayed in 14 to 16 jam-packed rows. Resistance to Bacterial Wilt means even bigger harvests! If you like Silver Queen, try Silver King (a slightly larger white that matures 10 days sooner) and yellow-kernelled Golden Queen -- the Royal Family of sweet corn!
Less fussy about warm soil and heavy feeding than Super Sweet hybrids, Regular Sweet corn should be planted at least 400 feet from Super Sweets (they tend to reduce the flavor of Super Sweets if cross-pollinated). If this is not possible, sow the two types at least a month apart.
Sow after last spring frost, when the soil is warm. Corn is famously easy to direct-sow in any sunny spot. To extend your corn harvest, make successive plantings weekly up to mid-July, or plant varieties with differing maturity dates. Pkt is 200 seeds. Corn seed in packet sizes of 1 lb. or smaller is now available for shipment to Canada.