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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays var. rugosa 'SugarPearl'

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

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 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

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2 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Ozark On Jul 24, 2009, Ozark from Ozark, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew Sugar Pearl for the first time this year. I picked it at 73 days after planting, and it's just right. It's very sweet and crisp, productive with many stalks having two ears. This is a very good corn variety.

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

From your friends at Botanical Interests: These sugary sparkling white kernels have melt in your mouth flavor! SugarPearl is a Tablesweet ® variety that is sweeter and holds its sweetness longer than most other sweet corn. If you love white corn, nothing beats its flavor and snow white color! Bred and grown on the Western Slope of Colorado, SugarPearl is a sugary-enhanced (se) sweet corn that holds its flavor longer than other varieties and matures in just 73 days. No need to get the pot boiling before you go out and pick - SugarPearl holds its sweetness for a few days after harvesting. Make room in your garden for this one – you can’t buy it fresh in any grocery store. (This (se) variety should be separated from field corn, popcorn, and SH² (super sweet) varieties by 250 feet to prevent cross-pollination. Staggering plantings with a 10-15 plus day maturity difference will allow closer plantings where cross-pollination is a concern.)

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

A 73 day Tablesweet se hybrid white from Mesa Maize. Ears are 8 inches with 14 -16 rows.

Regional...

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

Longmont, Colorado
Ozark, Missouri
Smithville, Ohio



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