Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Corn Maize (Silvermine) Seeds
A rare dent corn which was once widely distributed amongst farmers for feed production. Producing 1-2 large, 23cm cobs of white corn on slender, rigid 2.5m tall stems. Kernels are deep being on average 15mm.
Corn is a heavy feeder of key nutrients in your soil, it is important to plant corn in very fertile soil with good moisture holding capacity. You can improve your soil by using compost, animal manures and fertilisers. Choose a full sun position and sow during the warmer months in Spring & Summer. Sow seed direct into the garden by forming a furrow roughly 2cm deep. Sow a couple of seeds together then cover with 2cm of soil and keep moist until germinated. Thin out plants to the strongest seedling once they germinate. Space seeds 30cm apart and try to grow in blocks of at least 10 plants to improve pollination.
Plants will set cobs between 70-90 days depending on the variety. For maize varieties allow the cob to mature on the plant before you harvest. Harvest time is indicated by the colour of the sheath on the cob with 50% of it needing to be brown off before picking. Ideally allow 100% of the sheath to dry off before harvest.
- Sow Spring and Summer
- Sow direct into the garden
- 80 days to harvest
Certified Organic - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Cannot be sent to WA.