Hybrid sh2 Supersweet Corn

Strong Start 7112 Corn

Strong Start 7112 Corn

CN215

71 days. Take one bite of Strong Start 7112 and taste the sweet essence of summer! This remarkably flavorful corn produces bicolored ears on very vigorous, tidy, 7 foot tall plants. Dark green husks envelope the cylindrical, 8 inch long cobs. Not only does Strong Start 7112 germinate well in cooler soil temperatures, it also matures earlier than other Supersweet varieties we have grown.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 110-250 seeds per ounce.
  • CN215/S
  • 1 oz
  • $3.95

  • CN215/P
  • 2 oz
  • $6.65

  • CN215/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $19.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
65-85°F7-141-2"8-12"4"24-30"80%1 year≈ 110-250High


Zea mays

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Hybrid SE/se Corn: The inherited sugar enhanced (SE/se) traits are what make these corn varieties unique. For starters, the kernel walls are the most tender of all corn varieties. Added to that are more sugars, making every ear as sweet as can be. After harvest, the conversion from sugar to starch in SE/se corn is delayed, so the corn maintains its sweetness longer after picking. To top it off, no isolation is required from other normal types of sweet corn, making SE/se corn very popular. For best germination, soil temperature should be at least 70°F.

Hybrid sh2 Supersweet Corn: The shrunken gene (sh2) gives the dried kernels an extra-wrinkled appearance. This inherited characteristic increases the sweetness of the corn at harvest time. Commonly called Supersweet, sh2 varieties are some of the sweetest corn available. They do not germinate well in cold wet soil, so make sure your soil is at least 70°F; use a soil thermometer if uncertain. To grow great Supersweet corn, isolate it by time or distance from any other corn.

OP Sweet Corn: For best seed saving results we recommend bagging plants to avoid cross pollination.

Ornamental Corn: Often used for decorating, but it also makes great cornmeal and corn flour.Grow just as you do sweet corn. The earliest plantings are preferred to ensure ample time for field drying. Ears may be picked after the husks begin drying. Isolation is necessary between varieties to preserve color combinations.

Popcorn: After picking and husking, spread the ears in a dry, airy place and allow to cure for several weeks. Test-pop a few kernels periodically to determine when the kernels are dry enough to twist from the cobs, store in airtight containers. Large quantities can be processed by placing into heaps and stomping the kernels off the ears. For best results, isolate from any other corn.

Synergistic Corn: Synergistic corn has 75% sugar enhanced kernels and 25% Supersweet kernels. It combines the exceptional tenderness and sweet corn flavor of SE/se varieties with the extra sweetness, extended shelf life and field-holding ability of sh2 varieties. For best results, isolate Synergistic corn from any other corn. For best germination, soil temperature should be at least 70°F.

Culture
• Corn performs best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0
• Corn is a heavy feeder requiring high amounts of nitrogen during the vegetative stage
• Waiting for soil to reach optimum temperature is critical to successful corn growing
• Corn is wind pollinated, for proper pollination plant individual varieties in blocks of at least 4 rows
• Separate varieties by time (plant 10 days apart), or distance (200 feet) to reduce cross-pollination
• For optimum growth ensure beds are watered evenly and deeply

Direct Sowing
• Make row furrows about 6-8 inches deep
• Spread 3-5 pounds of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 100 square feet
• Back fill the furrow, then sow seeds and cover with soil or sifted compost
• Thin seedlings when 4-5 inches

Transplanting
• Start indoors 2-3 weeks before desired transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound and avoid damaging roots when planting

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Corn borer, corn ear worm
Insect control: Pyrethrin, applied before silking, Monterey B.t. to silks
Common diseases: Blight, rust, smut
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, remove old stalks in the fall, and contact your local extension agent with specific issues

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when kernels are full and milky
• Drying and browning of ear silks is also an indicator of maturity
• Ears should be cooled as quickly as possible and stored at 36°F

KEY TO CORN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
MDMV | Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus
NCLB | Northern Corn Leaf Blight
R | Common Rust
SCLB | Southern Corn Leaf Blight
SW | Stewart's Wilt
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Excellent
Nov 4, 2016  |  By Matthew Mullin
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It wasn't a very warm or sunny summer in Western Washington, but these still grew great. I got them planted a little later than I should have. It rained a couple times when they were tasseling, which I think resulted in some poorly developed ears. They still tasted wonderful and I got more than enough (about 30) well developed ears from a 4 by 10 foot patch. I can't think of a reason to try another variety.
The Perfect Corn
Aug 21, 2014  |  By Monica
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We have grown this corn the last 2 seasons and probably always will. We thought we only liked white corn but could not get good results from our home garden. We have tried different options but finally chose Strong Start because of its shorter harvest time. We live near Portland OR and our growing season is somewhat short. For us this is the most delicious corn on the cob. It also freezes well tasting very close to fresh. I did can a batch but because of its high sweet content the corn caramelized turning a bit brown. The canned corn was great in casseroles but not so good just as a side. This corn is so good we can almost eat it right off the stalk. When we cook this corn it is for just 3 minutes in the boiling water anything more would cook it to death. A must Try!