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Posted April 01, 2013 - 10:42 AM

I bought some corn seed for the garden one day. It's called "sunny vee" ... I chose it over all the others because it had the shortest growing season. Does anybody have expirience growing this stuff?
Got pics of it? Pointers?


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:50 PM

I'm not familiar with that variety. But if it grows well in your climate you should do fine.



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Never heard of it.  Around here, the earliest sweet corn variety is "Early Sunglow".



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I don't really know much about it myself. This about sums up everything I've read about it
Oh, and its supposed to get around 5' tall...

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Copied from Burpee Seeds:

 

Early Sunglow is a great choice for areas with short growing seasons and cool springs. The height is 4 to 4½', and the extra-early, uniform ears are about 7" long with 12 rows of deep kernels. Stalks yield 2 ears. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability. Garden-fresh sweet corn is one of summer's greatest pleasure. Don't miss this one. A packet contains enough for four 15' rows. Seeds are not treated. Garden Hints: Plant corn in blocks, at least four rows wide, for cross-pollination and well-filled ears. Grows best in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun per day). Cultivate carefully to avoid damaging surface roots.

 

 

Days to Maturity: 63  days

 

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Here's some links i found:
http://www.brotherna...seed.asp?id=284
http://www.seedcentr.../sunnyvee.phtml
https://www.halifaxs...re/Category/327
http://www.oscseeds.....php?Proid=1525

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 05:52 AM

What does the term " plant in staggared rows "    mean ?  I plant the little I grow in blocks of 4 wide and about 15' long in 2 plantings . 



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Posted April 02, 2013 - 09:21 AM

I think you will find that that is a variety that is specific to the growing conditions in your area. North America takes up a lot of area and it is not unusual for varieties to be developed  according to geographic and weather conditions.  I'm not familiar with that variety in Iowa.

I usually plant Peaches & Cream or Kandy Corn down here. What works well here may not be at all suitable for your area.   Pioneer Hybirds has a Huge Facility and Test plots just North of Des Moines and you would not believe how many people are working to develop new Varieties of Corn for varying conditions.


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 10:44 AM

What does the term " plant in staggared rows "    mean ?  I plant the little I grow in blocks of 4 wide and about 15' long in 2 plantings . 


I think it means you have to seed multiple rows? For good pollination...?

This last year i had 6 rows x about 45' , it wasn't real corn... It was popcorn, which turns out to have a very long growing season so it got hit by frost too early and I ended up feeding it to my cows
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Posted April 02, 2013 - 10:45 AM

I think you will find that that is a variety that is specific to the growing conditions in your area. North America takes up a lot of area and it is not unusual for varieties to be developed  according to geographic and weather conditions.  I'm not familiar with that variety in Iowa.
I usually plant Peaches & Cream or Kandy Corn down here. What works well here may not be at all suitable for your area.   Pioneer Hybirds has a Huge Facility and Test plots just North of Des Moines and you would not believe how many people are working to develop new Varieties of Corn for varying conditions.


I am thinking this corn should thrive here... Hoping anyway




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