Sweet Corn (Se)
Zea mays 'Argent'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Argent
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:

White

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

Regional

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

Longmont, Colorado

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 24, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: This is the best tasting white sweet corn there is! It has superb, sweet, creamy flavor and is an excellent variety for the home gardener. Argent corn is adaptable to cool soils and has high tolerance to both Stewart’s Wilt and Northern Corn Leaf Blight. A heterozygous sugary enhanced (suse) hybrid, it is a cross between and SU sweet corn and an SE sugary enhanced sweet corn that has been bred for its higher amount of sugar and tenderness. The higher sugar content allows it to hold its sweetness longer after harvest. Large decreases in sugar content do not occur until 3-4 days after picking (so you don’t have to have that pot ready and boiling before rushing out to pick the ears). (This SUSE hybrid variety can be grown near other SU or SE types, bu... read more

Positive

On Oct 18, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Argent is the white version of the popular trio of Se corns developed by Crookham. It is a sister to Ambrosia (bi-color) and Bodacious (yellow). It has been popular in this area because it is a week earlier than Silver Queen. Ears are 8.5 inches with 16 rows. A very good white corn, but in my opinion second fiddle to Silver Queen.