Canadian Early Supersweet Hybrid Corn is an extremely early “supersweet” variety specifically developed for short-season areas. It produces large, 20-25 cm (8-10″) ears of very sweet kernels. “Supersweets” hold their flavor much longer than other varieties when picked. Be sure to separate from other varieties by 7.5 m (25′) to maintain its unique characteristics.
Learn To Grow Hybrid Sweet Corn Supersweet #10
Preparation Ideas: Corn is ready to harvest approximately 20 days after the silk first appears on cobs. The silk turns brown and the husk will be green. Remove cobs from stalks just before eating. Remove husks and silk from corn ears. Bring water to a large pot to boil (you can add salt to the water if desired). There should be enough water in the pot to cover the ears. Using tongs, carefully insert corn into boiling water. Cover the pot and let the water return to boil. Shut off the heat and keep a lid on the pot for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Kernels should be fork tender. Carefully remove corn from the water using tongs. Cool corn slightly for handling. Eat unadorned or with butter and pepper.
Sow seed directly in soil once all danger of frost has passed. Planting in a block instead of a long single row will help in pollination. Water regularly.
- Spacing: Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep, 6-12 inches apart in rows 30-36 inches apart.
- Isolation: This corn variety needs to be isolated from other non-supersweet corn to prevent cross-pollination and maintain its sweetness.
- Sunlight: Choose a planting spot with at least six hours of sunlight per day.
- Watering: Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods.
- Harvesting: Harvest when the silks are brown, and the kernels are plump and emit a milky juice when punctured.
- Energy Provider: Supersweet corn varieties have higher sugar content than traditional corn varieties, making them a good source of energy.
- Fiber: They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion.
- Vitamin B: They provide B vitamins, which are essential for energy production and brain function.
- Minerals: The corn is a source of essential minerals like magnesium and potassium.
- Antioxidants: Sweet corn also contains antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health.