Honey Select

Honey Select

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AAS 2001 Award Winner. The best new advancement in eating quality and a must for every corn lover. This new varieties combine the tenderness and sweet corn flavour of the SE types with the extra sweetness and extended shelf life of exotic varieties. Cobs produce 75% sugary enhanced kernels and 25% "supersweet" kernels to give you more "juicy corn taste" and longer lasting sweetness making them ideal for roadside markets or home gardens alike. Big 21 cm (8.5") ears average 18-20 rows of delicious yellow kernels. Medium green husk, good flags and dependable performance. Uniform, sturdy plants 1-5 m (6-1/2') tall.

6 seeds/gram Best growth in a sunny, wind sheltered site with a well drained soil and soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Sow seed after all danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed – planting any sooner delays germination increasing the risk of damage or destruction by insects or rot before sprouting Sow seed in rows 10-15 cm (4-6") apart, thin to 30 cm (12") apart with the rows 90 cm (36") apart. To ensure proper pollination, plant at least 3 to 4 rows. Plant 250 g (1/2lb) to a 30 m (100') row; 4.5-6.8 kg (10-15 lbs) per acre. Work in a vegetable fertilizer at planting. Keep weeds under control. Irrigate frequently through the season. Sufficient water is particularly important at flowering and when the cobs begin to fill. Cobs are ready for harvesting when the ‘silks’ turn dark brown. To check for optimum maturity, gently peel back a section of the husk and press your thumbnail into a kernel. If the liquid is a milky colour, the corn is ready. If clear, the corn is immature.
Sowing Temperature Guidelines

Sow only when soils have warmed to 18C. Some years this happens in mid May, other years we need to wait until late May or early June.
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Height: Tall (> 70 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Frost Tender
Days to Harvest: 79
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Heritage: Hybrid


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