Corn, Sweet Ambrosia Hybrid
Ambrosia is a Sugary Enhanced (se) variety of corn that perfectly melds both white and yellow kernels together into one delicious bite. This variety, noted for its early vigor is perfect for home growing. Ideal for grilling, canning, or freezing. Ambrosia has a high resistance to Stewart’s wilt and an intermediate resistance to NCLB.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)
Plant Space: 12″ (30cm)
Row Space: 12″ (30cm)
Sprouts In: 7-14 days
Corn is a warm season tender annual and requires high fertility and deep, well-drained soil. Fertilize ground well in spring with high-quality compost or a complete fertilizer. Direct sow, (recommended), in full sun after soil has warmed to 65 degrees F and all danger of frost has passed, to ensure germination. Plant in blocks of at least 4 rows for adequate pollination. Once corn reaches 4 inches tall, thin out to 12″ apart. Side dress with fertilizer at 12″, or when leaves start yellowing. Corn must be well-watered due to their shallow roots. Water at base to avoid saturating stalks.
Harvest when ear silks have dried down, husk turns a dark green, and kernels are full and “milky”. Corn is generally ready 18-24 days after the first silk has formed.