Hybrix F1 Sweetcorn Seeds (Royal Seeds)
Hybrix is an excellent performer with very sweet cobs. It is an hybrid sweetcorn produced from Royal Seeds Company.
Sweetcorn has high yield potential and it is excellent for fresh market and processing.
Characteristics of Hybrix F1 Sweetcorn Seeds:
- Good shelf life
- Strong vegetative plant
- Plant height: 195 cm
- Ear height: 70 cm
- Cob length: 20 cm
- Cob colour: Golden yellow
- Maturity: 55 days
- High yield potential
- Excellent for fresh market and processing
- Stewarts Wilt
- Northern Corn Leaf Blight
- Southern Corn Leaf Blight
Healthy Benefits of sweetcorn
- Corn is a popular food that is considered both a vegetable and whole grain. It can be eaten whole as sweet corn or popcorn or processed into chips, oil and syrup.
- However, most corn is used for animal feed and fuel production.
- Whole corn is loaded with fiber and contains vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and potassium.
- It’s especially rich in eye-healthy carotenoids. Corn may help maintain your eye health.
- Corn provides higher amounts of antioxidants than many other cereal grains.
- It is mainly composed of carbs and fairly high in fiber.
- It also packs a decent amount of low-quality protein.
Growing Sweet Corn
Grow sweet corn in a spot that receives plenty of sunshine, in soil enriched with a lot of well-rotted organic matter.
- Seeds may be sown directly outside once the soil has warmed up, the safest way to sow is into pots or trays,
- Sowing two seeds to each module, 1 inch deep then removing the weakest of the two seedlings. They should germinate in 7 to 10 days.
- Corn should be about 15 cm tall by the time you’re ready to plant them outside. Harden off the plants by leaving outside for about a week.
- Use balanced fertilizer, spread evenly and work it into the soil 3 to 4 inches deep.
- Sweet corn is wind-pollinated, so instead of planting in a long row, set your plants out in a block for the highest chance of success. If the corn isn’t well pollinated, there will be missing many of the kernels from the cob.
- Try to retain as much of the soil around the roots when transplanting. Plant sweet corn 18 cm apart in both directions.
- Remove any weeds that pop up within your sweetcorn by hand and continue while you are still able to get between the plants.
- It appreciate watering in dry weather, as the silks appear and the cobs begin to form.
- The cobs are ready to pick when the tassels at the end turn dark brown, usually around six weeks after first appearing.
Other sweetcorn seeds are Hi brix 59, Sugar King and more
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