Sweetcorn 'Earlibird' F1 / Early Season Super Sweet / Seeds

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Sweetcorn 'Earlibird' F1 / Early Season Super Sweet / Seeds

Sweetcorn ‘Earlibird’ is an early season Super Sweet variety.  This variety grows well in the UK climate and produces high quality cobs 20cm long, with 16 rows of small sweet grains.  The cobs are harvested early in August.  Combine with Sweetcorn ‘Valencia’ for a long season of cobs.


Sweetcorn needs warm, moist and well-drained soil to do best.

 

Pack of 50 seeds.  Sow in pots indoors from April and plant out late May or sow mid-May directly in the soil, warming up the soil first with a cloche or plastic covering.   Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.  

 

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Hardiness Tender annual
Height 1 - 1.5m
Spread 50cm
Conditions  Full sun and moist well drained soil
Sow

Sow indoors from April.  Sow single seeds in pots or modules 2.5cm deep. Cover with compost and keep at 15-25°C. Germination takes 1-2 weeks.  Transfer young plants into the ground from late May, 35cm apart in rows 60cm apart.  Plant in blocks of at least three rows.  Or sow directly in the ground from mid-May, warming the ground first with a cloche. Protect from frost.

Grow & Harvest

Water plants during dry plants.  Harvest the hen the silks are dry and brown, typically from August.  Twist off each cob from the plant. Remove plants once all the cobs are finished.