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PlantFiles: Sweet corn
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Krispy King'

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

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Kernel Color:

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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kararowe On Jan 21, 2008, kararowe from Kalispell, MT wrote:

My father in eastern WA grew Krispy King last season and loved it! The whole family thought this was by far the best variety he's tried, both for flavor and growing success. He's planting it again this year, and I will be trying it in our area too (NW Montana).

Neutral Farmerdill On Sep 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A yellow SH2 hybrid from Syngenta (Rogers). (78 day) Ears are 8 inches with 18 - 20 rows.

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