Performance of sweet corn varieties on muck soil

K. D. Shuler


Ear characteristics and potential marketable yields were determined for 35 varieties of sh2 sweet corn (Zea mays L.) grown on organic soils in a commercial field in South Bay, Fla. Seeds of yellow, bicolor, and white varieties were provided by five seed companies: Abbott & Cobb, Asgrow, Harris-Moran, Rogers, and Seedway. Corn was planted 11 Oct. 2000, and evaluated 2 and 3 Jan. 2001 (83 to 84 days after planting). Days to mid-silk ranged from 52 to 59 days. Information on ear weight, husk cover, husked ear length and width, length of unfilled tip, and plant stand or row count are presented.

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283