Country Gentleman Sweet Corn (White Shoepeg)
Country Gentleman Sweet Corn, also known as "White Shoepeg Corn" is famous in the south for its superb sweetness and its charming appearance! This heirloom, open-pollinated variety features 8-10 inch cobs with large, juicy unevenly packed kernels. A very fun corn to grill and roast, or add to salads and corn sides.
Corn is one of the plants grown in the traditional Native American vegetable technique called the Three Sisters. The other two plants in the Three Sisters are beans and squash, and each has its role in the companion planting tradition. Corn serves as a support for the vining beans. Squash served as a ground cover, preventing weeds from growing. Beans provided natural fertilizer for all.
Also Known As: White Corn, White Shoepeg Corn, Sugar Corn, Pole Corn, Maize, Maise
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||Sweet Corn, Country Gentleman
|Days to Germinate:||10-14
|Days to Harvest:||93|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation and Fertilizing:
Planting:Sweet corn is best planted after the soil warms and is free from all danger of frost. Plant 1-2 ounces of seed for every 100 feet of row. Sweet corn grows best when planted in several short rows instead of one long row. This makes it easier for the plants to pollinate and grow plump juicy kernels. Plant corn seeds 1 inch deep and 3-4 inches apart. Space rows 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart. After the plants are up, thin them to 1 foot apart. For a steady harvest, plant again after 2-3 weeks.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
||3-4 inch, thin to 1 foot
||2 1/2 - 3 feet
Care During the Season:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.5 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0.2 g||1%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0.4 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 3 mg||0%|
|Potassium 260 mg||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22 g||7%|
|Dietary fiber 2.8 g||11%|
|Sugar 8 g|
|Protein 3.4 g||6%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||10%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|