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Sweetcorn 'Sundance'

Zea mays var. saccharata 'Sundance'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H7-H1c

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

20cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Sweetcorn 'Sundance' Overview

Sweetcorn is a large annual vegetable that needs lots of water, added plant food and direct sun. Starch in sweet corn is converted into sugar more readily than in the closely related crop, maize. These plants require plenty of space in the vegetable garden. They will quickly grow to about 2 meters high. The cultivar 'Sundance' produces a large light cob with a very refined appearance, dark green leaves and great vigour. It is a consistent performer and can stand the cold better than other cultivars.

Common problems with Sweetcorn 'Sundance'

Wireworm, stalk borers and black beetles are the most found insect pests on corn. Control with insecticide and keep the area weed free.

Sweetcorn 'Sundance' Companion Plants

How to harvest Sweetcorn 'Sundance'

The cobs will be ready to harvest 70 - 80 days after sowing. The 'beard' usually dries and looks brown. To harvest a cob, grasp it firmly, bend it down and pull toward the ground with a twisting motion. Husk and cook or freeze immediately for best quality. Husks can be shredded and then composted or dug back into the garden soil.

How to propagate Sweetcorn 'Sundance'

Seed

Sowing time best during Spring and Summer. Sow the sweetcorn and maize in blocks rather than rows for effective wind pollination. Sowing depth between 40 - 50 mm and germination time is 5 - 7 days.

Special features of Sweetcorn 'Sundance'

Crop rotation

Heavy Feeder

Attractive leaves

Light to a medium thick stem with long green leaves

Wet sites

Hedge plant

Often used to screen vegetable gardens.

Other uses of Sweetcorn 'Sundance'

Edible

It is best to steam or grill corn on the cob to get its full nutritional benefits.