Eden Sweet Corn is a hybrid sweet corn variety with even rows of bright white kernels on 8″ ears. This is an augmented supersweet variety, which means it contains both sh2 and se corn genotypes. The sh2 genes provide exceptional sweetness while the se genes make the kernels nice and tender. This is a high-yielding variety with plants that average 88″ tall. The ears have a uniform tip fill with kernels extending all the way to the tip of the ear. Because it contains supersweet kernels, this variety holds well after harvesting and will remain sweet for 10 days in cold storage. This is a great variety for fresh market or backyard gardens and tastes great on the cob or creamed.
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.
Eden 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: None