Devotion Sweet Corn is a hybrid, supersweet variety with bright white kernels and melt-in-your-mouth flavor. This supersweet (sh2) corn variety is great for fresh market or home gardens. It has a nice husk package with solid ear coverage to protect your sweet treats until harvest.
Because it is a supersweet (sh2) variety, it will hold for at least 10 days after harvest. This is an advantage for the market farmer because they don’t have to take the corn to market immediately after harvest. It’s also an advantage for the home grower because they don’t have to process the corn immediately after harvest.
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.
Devotion 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: 80
Disease Resistance: Stewart’s Wilt