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Sweetcorn Seeds

Growing sweetcorn is not as complicated as some might have you believe - as long as you have warm ambient temperatures and plenty of space, then sweetcorn growing should be straightforward!

Sow under protection and if possible, continue to grow under protection to guarantee the best yielding crops. Only plant outside when risk of frosts has passed and air temperatures are improving - usually from late May onwards. More...

Growing sweetcorn can come with its challenges in our relatively mild British climate, and swelling cobs and planted sweetcorn seeds can often prove very attractive to naughty mice too! However, sweetcorn growing is certainly not a lost cause by any means!

When buying sweetcorn seeds, the first thing you need to consider is whether you have the space for fully-grown sweetcorn plants. Standard sized plants need to grow in blocks around 15" apart in 18" rows, whereas babycorn varieties can be planted quite a bit closer. Secondly, you need to consider whether your location will adversely affect your sweetcorn cob yield.

Not only do the sweetcorn seeds need a warm start, but the plants also require steady warm ambient temperatures to thrive, away from prevailing winds. Since the introduction of cold tolerant varieties such as Seville things have become easier - especially for more Northern gardeners who previously struggled with growing sweetcorn outside - but even so, delaying planting to late May / early June when temperatures have warmed up will really give your crop a boost.

We supply a selection of sweetcorn seeds that include 'babycorn' and 'popcorn' varieties - we're happy to recommend varieties to our customers if you need a little guidance, and provide detailed summaries of what to expect from each listing that we offer. We can guarantee that your homegrown sweetcorn will be that much sweeter than shop-bought produce, as the sugar in the cobs will begin to convert to starch the moment you cut your cobs from the plant. For that reason, we highly recommend eating your cobs as fresh as possible to enjoy them at their best!

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Sweetcorn Seed 'Britpop'

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Popping Corn. The first white popping corn variety bred by an English breeder. Slender cobs of pale yellow corn that can be dried and popped.
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Supplied as a packet of approximately 40 seeds.

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Sweetcorn Seed 'Lark'

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Mid-seasoned tendersweet variety. Produces medium-sized well filled cobs of thin skinned kernels. Tolerates cooler growing conditions well. F1 Hybrid.
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Supplied as a packet of approximately 40 seeds.

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Sweetcorn Seed Minipop

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Babycorn. Four or five pale yellow babycorns are produced on each plant. Vigorous in habit and easy to grow with no pollination concerns. F1 Hybrid.
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Supplied as a packet of approximately 30 seeds.

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Sweetcorn Seed 'Seville'

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Bred to withstand and perform well in colder temperatures. Produces large cobs of golden yellow kernels that are juicy and sweet. Perfect for Northern gardeners.
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Supplied as a packet of approximately 40 seeds.

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Sweetcorn Seed 'Strawberry Popcorn'

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Popping Corn. Ruby-red rounded cobs are produced in abundance. Once dried, the kernels are simply the best variety for popping!
Available from Autumn 2014
Supplied as a packet of approximately 40 seeds.

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Sweetcorn Seed 'Britpop'


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Sweetcorn Seed 'Lark'


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Sweetcorn Seed Minipop


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Sweetcorn Seed 'Seville'


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Sweetcorn Seed 'Strawberry Popcorn'


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