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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Golden Queen'

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

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
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


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 15, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Golden Queen is a good yellow hybrid. It is not as popular as Silver Queen. I often plant it in alternate rows with Silver Queen which effectively gives me the equivalent of the bi-color BiQueen which I think is more delicious than either Silver or Golden Queen. Note; I would never use a spacing less than 12 inches and in a dry season that would be too crowded. I drill 16 - 18 inches in 42 inch rows. Don't get many nubbins that way.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia
Athens, Ohio
Chapin, South Carolina
Radford, Virginia

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