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F1 Hybrid Sweet Corn Ayo | 500g


The F1 Hybrid Sweet Corn Ayo is an excellent choice for both commercial growers and home gardeners seeking a high-yielding, disease-resistant, and flavorful sweet corn variety. With proper care and management, this variety can produce abundant crops of sweet, tender corn suitable for a wide range of culinary uses

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The F1 Hybrid Sweet Corn Ayo is a premium sweet corn variety known for its exceptional sweetness, tender kernels, and high yield. This hybrid variety is designed for superior performance in both commercial farming and home gardening. It is highly favored for its robust growth, disease resistance, and excellent eating quality.

Key Features of F1 Hybrid Sweet Corn Ayo:

  1. Variety:
    • Type: Sweet Corn (Zea mays)
    • Growth Habit: Annual, completing its life cycle in one growing season.
  2. Ear Characteristics:
    • Size and Shape: Produces large, well-filled ears typically 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) in length.
    • Kernel: Golden yellow kernels, known for their sweetness and tenderness.
    • Flavor: Exceptionally sweet with a rich, creamy texture, making it ideal for fresh eating and cooking.
    • Texture: Tender and juicy kernels that provide a delightful eating experience.
  3. Plant Characteristics:
    • Height: Strong, tall plants reaching heights of 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters).
    • Vigor: Vigorous growth with sturdy stalks and robust foliage, ensuring good ear support and photosynthesis.
  4. Disease Resistance:
    • Resistance/Tolerance: Bred for resistance to common corn diseases such as common rust, Northern corn leaf blight, and maize dwarf mosaic virus. This ensures healthier plants and higher yields.

Growing Instructions:

  1. Planting Time:
    • Warm Season Crop: Sweet corn thrives in warm temperatures. Plant seeds after the last frost date in spring when soil temperatures are consistently above 60°F (15°C).
  2. Soil and Location:
    • Soil: Prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Enrich the soil with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure.
    • Location: Choose a sunny spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  3. Sowing Depth and Spacing:
    • Sowing Depth: Plant seeds about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) deep.
    • Spacing: Space seeds 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) apart in rows spaced 30-36 inches (75-90 cm) apart. Ensure adequate spacing to allow for good air circulation and growth.
  4. Watering and Mulching:
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Sweet corn requires regular watering, especially during dry spells and as the ears develop.
    • Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain even soil temperatures.
  5. Fertilization:
    • Pre-Planting: Incorporate a balanced fertilizer into the soil before planting.
    • Growing Season: Feed plants with a high-nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season to promote strong stalk and leaf growth. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and timing.
  6. Care and Maintenance:
    • Weeding: Keep the area around the corn plants weed-free to reduce competition for nutrients and water.
    • Hilling: Hill soil up around the base of the plants to provide additional support as they grow taller.
    • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests such as corn earworms, aphids, and cutworms. Use organic or chemical controls as necessary and follow integrated pest management practices to minimize damage.

Harvesting:

  • Harvest sweet corn when the ears are filled and the kernels are in the “milk stage” (when a pierced kernel releases a milky liquid). This typically occurs about 18-24 days after silking (when the silks first appear on the ears).
  • To harvest, grasp the ear firmly, twist, and pull downward to break it from the stalk.

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