Botanical Name: Zea mays var saccharata Jolly Roger
Common Name: Sweet Corn Jolly Roger
Seed Count: 80
Zea mays var saccharata Sweet Corn Jolly Roger: Jolly Roger Sweet Corn is a Mexican selection that has been developed in Australia. It has large cobs that have good flavor with a high sugar content. This nutritious summer vegetable is heavy bearing and of fine quality. It is a very heavy feeder and requires a good soaking in dry weather. Plant in blocks as plants need to be close for wind pollination. Harvest as soon as silks turn brown while cobs are still young. Sow after frosts. Jolly Roger Sweet corn is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens. Appears to produce 2 cobs per plant. 2 m H x .6 m W. Sorry unable to send to TAS or WA.
Direct seed corn in rows 90-120 cm apart and plant the kernels 20 cm apart and 2.5 cm deep. The seeds take 4-21 days to germinate. Thin your stalks to 20 cm apart as they grow and leave ears on the stalk until silks turn brown or there is a danger of frost. The ears should mature in 100 days. Corn should be planted in blocks rather than in long rows to maximize pollination. Consider planting a corner of your garden with 3-6 rows of corn next to each other rather than one long row.