Summertime and corn on the cob go together. Nothing tastes better than just-picked sweet corn! 'Sugarbaby' is a bicolor corn that matures in 65 days—an advantage in areas with a shorter growing season. Flavorful, 8″ ears with 12–16 rows of very tender kernels hold their sweetness and flavor longer than other varieties. Good cool weather endurance.
Botanical Name: Zea mays (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 65 days
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 6' tall
Variety Information: 8″ ears with 12–16 rows of tightly-packed, white and yellow kernels. Some tolerance to Stewart's wilt. Plants and husks have a reddish-green color.
Type: Sugary enhanced (se) (Learn More)
Attributes: Cool-Weather Tolerant, Disease Resistant
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 24 feet. 48 seeds.