Baby Corn Seeds - (Zea mays)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 125 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 65 days
- Days to Germination:
- 4-10 days @ 65-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Baby Corn - Put Baby Front and Center in Your Garden
Tender finger-like ears, delicately flavored, entirely edible, best harvested within 5 days of the appearance of silks. Each stalk makes 4-6 "good quality" baby ears.
Corn is one of the Meso American’s earliest and greatest achievements. It allowed the Mayan, Aztec and Inca civilizations to flourish, among others, and was spread across the world through trade. Historical evidence shows corn was grown from South and Central America to the southern reaches of what is now Canada, and across the breadth of the United States.
Makes delicious snacks, used in stir fries and for pickles. If the ears are not picked as babies it makes great popcorn when dried.
Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to get the barbeque hot as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is, and roasting it is heavenly!
- Heirloom Corn - More than just Sweet Corn
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From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!
I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with your Chires Baby Corn and Baby Pop. I grew them for baby corn for which they turned out to be AWESOME!! No earworms, and no chance for raiders of the masked kind to grab them!! I planted both corn a little later than I wanted to but they still impressed me with their productivity. Baby Pop came along first blessing me with its fabulously yummy ears, then Chires Baby. I counted 8 little ears on one Chires Baby corn and had I planted them sooner I think they would have done even more! I had to take a picture, it was so cool! These guys just wouldn't quit till they froze! I live in Northern ME, USDA zone 4/5. AKA North East of nowhere!