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Sweet Corn Picasso F1 SU
Sweetcorn Picasso F1 SU
One of the sweetest varieties tasted! An edible ornamental producing purple flowers and the stalks & cob leaves are also tinged with purple making them stand out on the plot or even the flower garden. Incredibly sweet tender and juicy , 20cm long bi-coloured cobs, even when eaten raw.
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: 14724
When to sow
Sow - April to May
Plant out - May to June
Harvest - Late August to September.
Where to Sow
Early sowings can be made into pots or modules under glass at 21°C. Later sowings can be made direct into growing site, sowing 2 seeds per sowing station. Do not sow as a single row, sow in blocks spacing as detailed 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. Do not plant in rows, but plant in blocks, spacing plants 45cm (18") 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 with a little melted butter.