Corn 'Breakthrough' F1
Twice as sweet as ordinary corn and keeps its flavour for up to 10 days. Harvest in 12 weeks.
Corn demands a rich, well prepared soil with a neutral pH. Corn is greedy for nutrients, so plant after a crop of peas or broad beans. Sow directly into th ebed once risk of any frost has passed. Sow corn in blocks rather than rows to aid pollination. If you grow only a few plants, shake the male flower at the top of the plant to release pollen onto the silk, which is part of the female flowers to improve pollination. Mulch well. Harvest corn when the kernals give out a milky substance when pierced, the fluid will be watery if not yet ripe.