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Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Zea mays var. indurata

 

Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain

A type of flowering edible vegetable / grass, usually grown as an annual plant (i.e. grown for a single season). Sweet corn, a high sugar-content variety of maize, is grown for the cobs of yellow kernels ("corn on the cob"). 'Painted Mountain' is an ancient variety which is very cold hardy and can be ground for flour or dried for popping. Otherwise it can be grown purely to enjoy the rich tapestry of colours found in every cob.

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plant Features
  • Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain likes medium to heavy

    Medium to heavy

 
plant information

Common name

Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain

Latin name

Zea mays var. indurata

type

Vegetable

family

Poaceae

ph

6.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain likes medium to heavy

    Medium to heavy

  • Water

    Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sweetcorn - Painted Mountain is 0.30meters x 2.00meters 0.30 M 2.00 M

Zea mays var. indurata

A type of flowering edible vegetable / grass, usually grown as an annual plant (i.e. grown for a single season). Sweet corn, a high sugar-content variety of maize, is grown for the cobs of yellow kernels ("corn on the cob"). 'Painted Mountain' is an ancient variety which is very cold hardy and can be ground for flour or dried for popping. Otherwise it can be grown purely to enjoy the rich tapestry of colours found in every cob.


Sowing seed outdoors

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Look to ensure a distance 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination. You should look at sowing Sweet corn about 14 days after your last frost date .

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Planting out too early will make the plant cold and delay its growth. When the ground has warmed plant out in a block rather than a row, to aid the wind pollenation. Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 15°C / 59°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sweet corn is a tender plant.

 
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