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Sugar Pearl

EXCLUSIVE - Our favorite early white for top eating quality. Sugar Pearl’s fast-growing, vigorous stalks grow just 5 to 5 1/2 feet tall, pro...
EXCLUSIVE - Our favorite early white for top eating quality. Sugar Pearl’s fast-growing, vigorous stalks grow just 5 to 5 1/2 feet tall, producing delicious ears of pearly white sweet kernels with that delicate, meltingly tender flavor that characterizes really delicious white corn. Sugar Pearl was bred for specialty and farmers markets where taste is the prime criteria for success. This trouble-free and reliable variety is ideal for short or early season growing, ripening succulent ears before most other white varieties.
Seed Count: 65 - 70 / Weight: 12 gms / F-1 Hybrid
$ 2.99

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In spring, once weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Poke seeds in 1 inch deep and 4 to 6 inches apart. Plant in a block of 4 side-by-side rows, each row at least 1 foot apart. Thin seedlings to 1 foot apart when several inches tall. Protect from marauding birds if necessary. If first sowing doesn’t germinate evenly, replant right away as new seedlings catch up quickly. Make several sowings 2 or 3 weeks apart until early June to have successive harvests.

 

GROWING NOTES

There is no need to isolate Sugar Pearl from other varieties, but plant seeds in blocks of at least 4 parallel rows to ensure good wind pollination and well filled out ears. Corn is a heavy feeder, so add plenty of compost or aged manure to the soil at sowing time, and then fertilize when young plants are 7 to 8 inches tall and again as ears begin to form.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Well filled out ears of corn are ready to eat when the silks are very dark brown but not dried out. Test by choosing a plump ear and peeling back the husk very slightly. The kernels should be tender and milky when slit with a fingernail. Sugar Pearl is a SE corn, so the tender crisp kernels will hold their sweetness after harvest.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch
4 - 6 inches
7 - 10 days
Approx. 70

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch
4 - 6 inches
7 - 10 days
Approx. 70

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

4 - 6 inches

Days to Germinate

7 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 70

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