Passion Sweet Corn is a hybrid, supersweet variety with beautiful, yellow kernels. This supersweet (sh2) variety is extremely vigorous, germinates fast and is easy to grow. This is great variety for any small scale farmer or backyard gardener. It freezes well when creamed or cut off the cob.
Passion Sweet Corn produces 8.5″ ears on plants that average 6.5′ tall. The ears contain full rows of tender kernels. Because it is a supersweet (sh2) variety, the ears hold well for at least 10 days after harvesting. This provides the advantage of not having to process or sell 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.
Passion 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