Sweet Corn
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Empire'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays var. rugosa
Cultivar: Empire
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:

Yellow

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 8, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Semena, which offers this description: "A mid-season sweetcorn hybrid of the normal sweet type. Suitable for fresh market and processing. Maturity is approximately 90 days after sowing. Plant height is 200 cm. Ears measure 21-23 cm in length. Resistant to Helminthosporium, maize dwarf mosaic virus and corn rust. "