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Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor Improved Sweet Corn
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Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor Improved Sweet Corn

Excellent Cool Soil Vigor for Early Plantings

An improvement on Nothern Xtra Sweet Bicolor, this improved version offers early vigor, early maturity, sweet flavor and an eating quality that's much better than the original. Northern Extra-Sweet Bicolor Sweet Corn Improved has bicolored, 8 in. ears with 14-16 rows of medium-sized kernels that are very sweet. Corn is excellent for fresh eating, freezing and canning. Ears are easy to pick. For best results and pollination, plant the corn seeds in blocks of at least four rows that are 36 in. apart. Seeds should be directly sown into the ground after the soil has warmed to 65 degrees F. and all danger of frost has passed. Approx. 250 seeds per pkt. 71 DAYS.



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  • Botanical Name: Zea mays '2472XR'
  • Height: 6 ft
  • Spacing: 10-12 inch plant spacing. 36 inch row spacing. Plant in blocks of at least 4 rows for adequate pollination
  • Depth: 1 - 2 inches deep
  • Spread: 1 - 1/2 ft
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: To avoid cross pollination, separate blocks of individual varieties by at least 500 ft. or plant so they tassel at different times. Plants are in pollination mode for 2-3 weeks from time of tassel.
  • Yield: 10 dozen ears per 100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Thick green leaves.
  • Fruit: Cylindrical bicolored 8 inch ears are tapered at the tip 1.75 inch. 14-16 rows of medium sized kernels. Tender, very sweet eating quality.
  • Days To Maturity: 71 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Form: Upright
  • Soil Requirements: Needs deep, well-drained, fertile soil, pH 6.0 to 6.8 and consistent moisture
  • Seed Count: Packet has approximately 250 seeds, 1/2lb has approximately 960 seeds, 2 lbs has approximately 3,840 seeds.
  • Pruning: Not necessary to remove suckers (side sprouts growing from the base of the plant).
  • Comments: An improvement on the old favorite- Northern Xtra Sweet Bicolor. Has the same traits as NXSB- early vigor, early maturity, good ear size, but with eating quality that's worlds above the original! SH2. Easy to pick, excellent cool soil vigor for early plantings.

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