You can enjoy flavorful, tender, sweet corn sooner than ever before! With superior cool soil emergence, 'Buttergold' performs well in northern climates, but also does well anywhere that other corn varieties are grown. The large, 7″–8″ ears have 12–14 rows of juicy, yellow kernels. Excellent for freezing.
Botanical Name: Zea mays (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 63 days
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 5'–6' tall
Variety Information: 7″–8″ ears with 12–14 rows of tightly packed yellow kernels.
Type: Sugary enhanced (se) (Learn More)
Attributes: Cool-Weather Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F; ideally 65°–90°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to transplanting. Best results occur when seedlings are transplanted less than 2 weeks old.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1″–1 ½”
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12″
Row Spacing: 24″–36″
Thinning: When 4″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″
Harvesting: Corn is ready about 3 weeks after the silks appear. Harvest when the silks are brown, but not dried, and the husks are dark green; ears should be plump, and rounded rather than pointed at the tip. To test for ripeness, gently pull back the husk and pop a kernel; the liquid should be whitish; if it is still clear, ears are not quite ready.
This packet sows up to 84 feet. 170 seeds.