Botanical Name: Zea mays 'Silver Duchess'; Family: Poaceae (Grass Family)
Height: 8 - 9 feet.
Spacing: 10 - 12 inches between plants; 30 - 36 inches between rows.
Depth: 1 - 2 inches.
Spread: 15 - 18 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 10 dozen ears/100 foot row.
Color: White sweet corn.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Fruit: Silver Duchess consistently produces 9-in. white ears with 16 rows of bright, white kernels that are sugary sweet, crisp and filled to the tips.
Days To Maturity: 78 days.
Soil Requirements: Deep, rich, well-drained loam soil.
Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 200 seeds per packet. 1/2 lb. = 960, 2 lbs.= 3,840.
Comments: Resistant to Common Rust, Stewart's Wilt and Northern Leaf Blight.
Grow your own Silver Duchess Hybrid Sweet Corn plants and taste the difference. The 9-inch ears fill to the tips with 16 rows of creamy white, sweet, crisp and juicy kernels that provide good helpings of dietary fiber as well as minerals and vitamin A. The corn takes 78 days to mature, and a 100 foot row produces about 120 ears of corn.
Planting sweet corn seeds annually is most successful in hardiness zones 3 to 9, and the plants thrive in well-drained loamy soil and full sun exposure. Sow seeds 1 to 2 inches deep in rows that are 30 to 36 inches apart, with a space of 10 to 12 inches between each seed. The cornstalks grow to a height of 8 to 9 feet. Zea mays 'Silver Duchess' is resistant to Stewart's wilt, common rust and Northern leaf blight.
This corn is an improved version of Silver King and Silver Queen corn - sweeter and more flavorful than its predecessors. An SE-Sh2 variety, Silver Dutchess is sweeter and stores longer!
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