Ambrosia Sweet Corn is a hybrid, sugary-enhanced variety with a beautiful, bicolor appearance and even better taste. In Greek mythology, ambrosia was known as “the food of the gods,” and this sweet corn doesn’t disappoint. Plants grow to 6.5′ tall with ears that are 8″ long and 2″ in diameter. Cobs have a checkerboard appearance of white and yellow kernels. Ambrosia is a great variety for fresh eating and a fresh pot of Ambrosia Sweet Corn won’t last long on the table. Because it’s a sugary-enhanced variety, it can be stored for up to 10 days while keeping it’s sweet flavor. It also holds well when creamed and frozen.
Sweet corn should be planted in the spring after the last frost date. Sweet corn can be grown throughout the warmer months up until fall, as long as time is permitted for harvest before first frost. Succession planting is recommended with at least two plantings, one in early spring and one in late summer/early fall. Corn ear worm pressure will be greater in the warmer months, but this can be alleviated by applying spinosad to silks and tassels once they appear.
We recommend planting sweet corn using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Once plants emerge, thin plants to 6-8″ depending on adequate irrigation. If drip irrigation is used, in-row spacing may be as close as 6″. If water is scarce, a wider in-row spacing will be necessary. For pollination purposes, corn should be planted in a square plot with rows on 30-36″ spacing. Planting a few long rows will result in poor germination and absence of kernels on the cobs.
Ambrosia Sweet Corn Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: 6-8″
Row Spacing: 30-36″
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Tolerance: Stewart’s Wilt