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Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn
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Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn

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Early and Tender

The industry standard for Northern growers! Noted for cool soil emergence and seedling vigor. Gives you exceptional quality for an early variety—large, sweet, great-tasting 9-in. ears. Choose from Yellow or Bicolor Northern Xtra-Sweet. 67 DAYS.

Seed Counts: A packet of 250 sweet corn seeds sows a 50-ft. row. A 1/2-lb. packet of sweet corn seeds sows a 200-ft. row.

All Gurney's corn seed is now treated.

Sweet Corn Types.

Zones: 3 - 9 annual
Height: 4.5-6 feet
Shade Requirement: full sun
Germination: 5-8 days

Northern Xtra Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn - Pkt
  • 14442
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 250 seeds.
  • $6.99
Northern Xtra Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn - 1/2 lb.
  • 14443
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1/2 lb.
  • $29.99

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Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn Product Details

Botanical Name: Zea mays 'Northern Xtra-Sweet'; Family: Poaceae (Grass Family)

Height: 4.5-6 feet

Spacing: 6-12 inches

Depth: 1-2 inches

Spread: 1 foot

Sun/Shade: full sun

Yield: 10 dozen ears/100 foot row

Fruit: 9" bicolor ears

Days To Maturity: 67

Form: upright

Soil Requirements: deep, rich, well-drained

Seed Count: Approx. pkt = 250, 1/2 lb. = 1,200, 2 lbs.= 4,800

Comments: Excellent cool soil emergence and seedling vigor. 'Sh2' type. Very, very sweet. Adaptable to any short season corn producing area. Unbelievable quality for an early corn. NOTE: Isolate (250-300 ft. or by3+ weeks maturity time) from su, se and synergistic types.


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2011-10-07
excellent!
Reviewed By: Andra (Mackay, ID)
We have grown this corn for the last 3 years. It is always wonderfully sweet, and we love it! Most of the time, our neighbors get a small corn crop, and this variety gives us at least double what everyone else is getting! It freezes well, blanched, and cut off of the cobs. Would recommend to everyone!!!


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2011-09-16
Our favorite
Reviewed By: Cheri Sander (Jackson, MO)
We first tried this corn with other varieties. This was by far the best tasting one. This year we planted the bi-color and the yellow seed, and still prefer the bi-color. Freezes exceptionally well, tastes like fresh corn. We are happy with our yield, and will only plant the bi-color northern corn from here on out.


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2010-11-04
Easy to grow
Reviewed By: Richbug (Sandy Lake, PA)
Great germination in cool soil. Taste was marginal at best, not sweet. Very fine line between ripe and tough. Bodacious planted 7 days later, was ready only 10 days behind it in readiness. Bodacious blows this corn out of the water in every respect. This year I will wait a few days for the better corn.


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2010-04-26
Proven Seed
Reviewed By: BT (Redwood City, Ca)
Ive pretty much grown all varieties of corn from gurneys and this seed is the easiest corn seed to grow. I dont plan to test out another seed because every year this seed produces a great crop. The stock is short, however you get a nice size ear (this corn does the best in wind). Also, youre able to plant more in each row than other varieties. Use this seed as early crop ; then plant Silver Queen seed for later crop.


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2010-01-12
Good early corn
Reviewed By: Theresa Topp (Hewitt, Minnesota)
First time planting this corn and it germinated very well. Flavor was good but not great like I hoped. We had a very cold spring and early summer and I think that didn't help. I am planning on planting again to see how it does this year. It had two ears on most stalks and plants withstood some bad wind/rain storms last fall. I would still recommend this to those wanting an early variety.


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2009-12-19
Great Corn
Reviewed By: Tom (Shoreview, MN)
This was a great corn. It tasted great but it also exploded!


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2009-09-07
Northern Xtra Sweet Bicolor Hybrid Sweet Corn
Reviewed By: Roberta Bennett (Cowen, WV)
This is the best bicolor corn I've ever tasted. The texture is nice and the crunch is great even after cooked. Just sweet enough.


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2008-10-15
Great Growing Sweet Corn
Reviewed By: Dean Taylor (Skiatook, Oklahoma)
I bought this corn for our small home garden. I planted it and only about 1/3 of it came up. But I later realised that the planter I used was the culprit not the seed corn. Planted again by hand and got 95 to 100 % germination. Produced early great tasting beautiful ears of corn. But only harvested about one ear per stalk. Again it was not the corn seed . I didn't fertalize it or weed it. I plan on planting an acre of this corn next year and take better care of it. It is the best corn I've planted in the last 20 years.


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2008-09-08
Easy to grow
Reviewed By: Tiv (Coos Bay, Oregon)
I am very pleased with this corn. I had a very cool summer and the garden spot I had for the corn was only mostly sunny. Still with all that it did great and it is some of the best I have tasted. Just a note is that it produced very small ears, but considering the weather and lack of full sun I think that its a great pick.


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2008-08-06
Awsome
Reviewed By: Tim (Ashland Co., Ohio)
This was a real pleaser for my market sales.I planted 4 pounds at 5 inches apart with rows 4 feet apart.I used 19-19-19 via broadcast then did 2 more passing with disk.Planted in end of may when soil was moist and fairly warm.Germination was about 95-98%.I dont double seed.I put 1 seed every 5 inches.Once tasseled i put urea 38-0-0 as a side dressing.As with any corn it likes nitrogen.Every top set corn was at least 8 inches with many many at 10 in.lower corn was still 6-8 inches.Some stalks had 4 ears on it with all having at least 2 ears setting about 18-24 inches from ground for easy picking.Corn had great sweet taste and cusomters were in love.This was my first year of marketing corn.I charged 3.50 a dozen and many many people have came back loving it. Oh i also used bicep for weed control when corn first ermerged.So weed free was a success.Second crop was honey and pearl.If you buy this corn do yourself a fav with any corn really you have to make sure you have the soil ready for a good crop.Small ears or small stalks means lame soil.12-12-12 is a good starter but dont be afaid to use something highter right at planting.


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2008-01-14
Good stuff!
Reviewed By: Stacy (Huntington, IN)
Corn was easy to grow and probably the best tasting corn I've had. I did lose about a dozen or so ears to what my neighbor called corn blight. Don't know if that was a genetic thing or just chance that my corn got it. I would have given it a five otherwise. I will be growing it again this year.


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2007-10-22
Disappointed
Reviewed By: Julie & Rick (Merrill, MI)
"Only about 50% of the seed germinated during two different plantings. Each stalk produced only one small (5"") ear of corn. Not much flavor, either. Will not purchase again. Will try another variety."


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2007-06-05
doing good!
Reviewed By: paul (sandy, oregon)
Planted it for the first time... came up in 10 days. Almost 100% came up. I also planted Gotta Have It variety and the Northern, although was planted 2 weeks later has already outgrown the other variety. Can't wait to taste it!


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2007-04-30
Best Corn Variety
Reviewed By: Ryan (American Fork, UT)
This variety is a winner. I planted it last year, and the results were amazing. I was surprised to see basically 100% germination, and the flavor of this variety is the best I've ever had. The neighbors agree with me also. I loved it so much, I'm planting twice as much this year.


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2007-04-25
Dependable Good
Reviewed By: T S McDowell (Rockton, PA)
This corn is outstanding! It's been the only corn I've been planting.I almost hate to try another type because of what I get from this corn; dependable size, taste and abundance. My family and friends start sniffing around my corn patch when the tassle waves. They swear, like me, this is the best corn they get. I wonder if being free makes them say that? Nah. It's the taste!!


Northern Xtra Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn - Pkt
  • 14442
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 250 seeds.
  • $6.99
Northern Xtra Sweet Bicolor (sh2) Hybrid Sweet Corn - 1/2 lb.
  • 14443
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1/2 lb.
  • $29.99


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