This is an open-pollinated variety that was introduced after nearly 16 years of breeding and selection by the University of Hawaii. It is what is known as a “brittle one, high-sucrose variety”. It is an amazingly sweet and hardy white corn adapted to hot wet climates, even though it will do very well in most other places where corn is grown. Silver Hawaiian Supersweet is extremely disease resistant, and because the ears have from 11-14 husk sheaths it is also “resistant” to earworm damage. This is just a great white sweetcorn that will undoubtedly become a classic. Bravo to the efforts of the University of Hawaii corn breeders!
Learn To Grow Sweet Corn Silver Hawaiian
(Zea Mays) 25 seeds per pack. The silver (white) kerneled companion to Hawaiian Supersweet Yellow. A wonderful open-pollinated corn breed in Hawaii. High quality, sweet flavor, but the variety is also loved for its resistance to a number of diseases and pests. Not only does it do well in tropical heat, but it grows well in other climates too. #4497
Open-pollinated. 80-100 days.
- Spacing: Plant seeds 1 inch deep, about 4-6 inches apart in rows 30-36 inches apart.
- Sunlight: Corn requires full sun.
- Soil: They prefer well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
- Watering: Water deeply once a week; they need 1-2 inches of water per week.
- Harvesting: Harvest when the tassels become dark brown and corn kernels feel plump.
- Digestive Health: Corn is high in dietary fiber, which aids in digestion.
- Eye Health: It contains carotenoids, particularly lutein, and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health.
- Antioxidants: Sweet corn is a good source of antioxidants that help protect the body from damage.
- Energy Booster: It’s high in carbs, providing energy for your body.
- Heart Health: It contains folate, known to lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that can contribute to heart disease when levels are high in the body.