QUANTITY: 4-5 Kg/Acre.
PRODUCTION : 10-20 Quintal/Acre.
GERMINATION: 80 to 90 %
MATURITY: 60 to 70 days.
FRUIT SIZE : Length - 5 to 10 CM, Diameter - 1 to 2 cm.
For early plantings, sow seeds only 1 inch deep; in the hot weather of midsummer, plant them up to 2 inches deep. The average germination rate for sweet corn is about 80-90 percent, so plant three seeds together every 7 to 15 inches. They should germinate in 7 to 10 days.
HOW TO PLANT: Starting corn seeds indoors is not recommended. It’s best to start them directly in the garden so that their roots aren’t disturbed due to transplanting. Plant seeds 1.5 to 2 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart. Rows should be spaced 30 to 36 inches apart. You may choose to fertilize at planting time; corn is meant to grow rapidly. If you are confident that the soil is adequate, this can be skipped. Water well at planting time.
TEMPERATURE: Make sure the soil temperature is above 60°F (16°C) for successful germination. (Up to 65°F/18°C for super sweet varieties.) In colder zones, the ground can be warmed by a black plastic cover, if necessary. Plant seeds through holes in the plastic.
GERMINATION: Corn planted in cold, wet soil is unlikely to germinate. Corn seed germinates in 10 to 14 days at 75°F (24°C), but the rate of germination may reach only 80-90 percent.
SOIL: Soil should be made by mixing Manure with soil (3:7), this will help in the germination of seeds.Care needs to be taken to see that the soil is clean from any weed or insect.
WATERING: While watering care needs to be taken to only sprinkling water through a sprinkler or manually using your hands, do not use a pipe or a mug to water for the first week, as the force of water might damage the seed germination process. Germination may take place 10-15 days.
Once the seeds grow into seedlings, say around 3 inches, then you may transplant the seedlings to various pots or desired areas. The sapling needs to be checked at regular intervals to ensure it is not infected by any weed/pest or insect and if you find any such thing on the leaves or in soil then you may spray medicine on it.