Corn Sweet – Ambrosia Seeds

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In Greek mythology, ambrosia was known as “the food of the gods,” and 'Ambrosia' lives up to its name. With 8″ long ears and tender, creamy kernels, this bicolor sweet corn is perfect for a midseason harvest thanks to its early vigor and excellent disease resistance. 'Ambrosia' is perfect for a summer barbecue and will be the talk of the block.

Days to Maturity: 75 days
Family: Poaceae (formerly Gramineae). Grass family, includes corn, wheat, oats, rice, lawn grasses, and ornamental grasses.
Native: Americas
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Exposure: Full sun.
Plant Dimensions: 6 ½' tall
Variety Info: 8″ ears. Bicolor kernels are white and yellow. 'Ambrosia' is a homozygous sugary enhanced (se) type corn that is resistant to Stewart's Wilt and Northern Corn Leaf Blight.

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 1/2″
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12″
Row Spacing: 24″ – 36″
Thinning: When 4″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″

Harvesting: Sweet 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.
Special Care: Keep area weeded, especially when plants are young and have shallow roots. To guarantee good pollination, gently shake the tassels to release the pollen onto the silks. You can also hand pollinate by pulling off a tassel from one plant and wiping it on the silks of several ears. If you notice “skips” or blank spaces on an ear where a kernel should be, that is an indication of inadequate pollination.

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