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Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Also called sugar corn or pole corn, sweet corn is one of many varieties of the maize plant. However, it differs starting at the harvesting stage: while other corn varieties are selected upon kernels’ dry maturity, sweet corn is gleaned when kernels are still immature. Thus, it is eaten as a vegetable rather and has a higher sugar content -- distinct from the corn that is transformed into grains and other useful products. It is high in vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid), B9 (folic acid), vitamin B6, and Potassium.

Hardiness

Tender

Maturation 

Period

85

days

Planting period

Late May to Late June

companion 

vegetables

Climbing beans, cucumber, marjoram, peas, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers, zucchini

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