Obsession Sweet Corn is a hybrid, supersweet (sh2) sweet corn variety known for it’s superior eating quality. This bicolor sweet corn variety is extremely vigorous and is widely considered one of the best-tasting sweet corn varieties you can grow. Because it is a supersweet (sh2) variety, it also has exceptional holding ability and will store well for up to 10 days after harvesting.
Obsession Sweet Corn plants average 6.5′ tall and produce ears that are 8.5″ long. The ears have an excellent tip cover and the husks are tightly-wrapped, providing protection for the ear until harvest. The ears also pull from the plant without much effort, making harvesting quick and easy.
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.
Obsession 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: Common Rust, Northern Leaf Blight, Stewart’s Wilt