Jubilee Sweet Corn is a hybrid, yellow sweet corn variety that is a favorite by many for its old-timey corn flavor. This is a standard (su) variety which means that it has more starch and less sugar than sugary-enhanced (se) and supersweet (sh2) varieties. Because it is a “su” variety, ears should be eaten/processed within 3-5 days of harvesting. Jubilee Sweet Corn produces large, 9″ ears with nicely-filled rows of beautiful, golden yellow corn. This is a great variety for those who like the traditional corn flavor with more starch and less sugar. Jubilee Sweet Corn is great for roadside market stands, but also ideal for processing and freezing from the homestead garden.
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.
Jubilee 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: 100
Disease Tolerance: Rust, Southern Corn Leaf Blight