CN398A - Double Red Organic
CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Double Red Organic is a delicious early sweet corn with variably red and purple kernels inside red husks on stocky, red-stemmed plants. Expect one to two 15-20cm (6-8") ears per plant. This ancient heirloom was cultivated by the Hopi people of the American southwest. Enjoy the sweet flavour immediately after harvest, or dry for use as corn flour.
Matures in 85 to 100 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Certified organic
- Beautiful ornamental/edible variety
- Red stalks, husks, and kernels
- Matures in 85-100 days
- Open pollinated seeds
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How To Grow
These big plants will grow in almost any soil, but getting the cob to mature is another matter. The maturity of the ears (cobs) is not controlled by the size of the plant, nor by day-length, but by the accumulated heat the plant has had while it grew. They call this the “heat units”. Only temperatures above 50 F count after the last killing frost of spring. Temperatures above 50 F add up to create the heat units. Corn plants generally grow very tall, and will shade other vegetables. Some plants will benefit from this shade, such as lettuce, but heat-loving plants must be placed so that the corn does not shade them. This heavy-feeding plant also provides a stalk for plants such as Pole Beans. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Corn from seeds Guide and grow food.