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Sweet Corn Goldcrest F1 SH2 (RHS Award of Garden Merit)
Mid-season variety with a clean tidy habit and excellent husk protection. Outstanding sweet flavour from 19-20cm (8in) long cobs with 14-16 rows of kernels per cob.
Sweetcorn varies in sweetness varieties are available in three different types which, wherever possible, should be grown quite separately to prevent cross pollination which may result in tough starchy kernels in the extra sugary types.
SU Normal sugar
SE Sugar enhanced
SH2 Super sweet with shrunken kernels - this type will need much more moisture to ensure successful germination.
Product Part Number: 14722
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
April to May.
WHERE TO SOW
Early sowings can be made into pots or modules under glass at 21 degrees C. Later sowings can be made direct into growing site, sowing 2 seeds per sowing station. Sow in blocks as below.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Pot raised seedlings should be gradually hardened off in a cold frame before transplanting into the plot once all risk of frost has passed. Plant in blocks, spacing plants 45cm (18in) apart each way to aid pollination by wind.
Cobs are ready to harvest when the end tassels turn brown. Delicious eaten straight from the plant or cooked and served with a little melted butter.
An excellent source of vitamins A, B and C. Gluten free with a good supply of dietry fibre and protein.