Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Silver King'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:

White

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

Regional

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

Irvington, Alabama

Augusta, Georgia

Jonesville, South Carolina

Williamsburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1973 white sweet corn from Charter. Think Silver Queen but a week to 10 days earlier. An excellent white corn that grows well in the south. Su