Pacific Northwest grown, open pollinated, and organic seed

Sweet Corn, Candy Mountain (Organic)

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Zea mays. Sweet. 70-80 days.

An early-mid season open pollinated, yellow sweet corn, with mixed sugar enhanced (SE) and normal sugary (SU) kernels. This combo gives Candy Mountain a rich flavor that is sweeter than “old timey” corn but not as sweet as most modern corn. The SE trait will keep this corn sweet for a few days after picking. Selected in Montana from the classic 1978 hybrid Kandy Korn. The original hybrid is known for its great cool soil emergence and early season vigor. We found Candy Mountain to have similar characteristics and it definitely grows well in our western Oregon climate with good early maturity. As with most open pollinated corn, there is some pleasant variation but we are selecting for 7″ long cobs with 12 rows of rich yellow SE kernels. Short plants have a burgundy tinge to the husks and leaves which is very beautiful in the field. We thank Seeds Trust for making this variety available.

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Corn does best when direct sown 1” deep, spaced at 18” centers. Plant when danger of frost has passed, after soaking seed overnight. For optimal pollination plant in blocks of 100. Sweet Corn can be slow growing at first due to the shrunken kernels having less energy to get started. Cover with row cover in cool weather or plant later in the spring when soil temperature has reached 60° F.

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Harvest for seed when stalks are brown. Pick cob, fold husk back, and leave inside to dry completely. Remove kernels by rubbing two cobs together, or by hand. Test for dryness with a hammer; dry kernels shatter and moist ones squish. Isolate from other corn by 1/2 – 1 mile or two weeks for time isolation.

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  1. Question

    Jeannette Wilson (verified owner)

    How high does Candy Mountain Corn grow? I’m also planting Texas Honey June corn, and I need to place the tallest to the back.
    Thanks,
    Jeannette

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    • Jo Erikson

      Shop Manager Jo Erikson

      Candy Mountain gets to be about 6-7′ tall for us here in the Willamette Valley when we direct sow it by June 1st. Depending on your exact growing conditions, how much you fertilize, etc., you may get different results. Thanks!

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    • Carolyn Yoder

      Are you supposed to plant this variety 4″ apart (or thereabouts) and in rows that are 18″ apart? Or 18″ apart in rows that are 18″ apart? 18″ seems really far apart for corn, but I’ve never planted a non-hybrid version before. Thanks!

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    • Jo Erikson

      Shop Manager Jo Erikson

      We’ve found that corn does best when planted at roughly 18″ centers. We direct sow 1″ deep, 2 rows to a bed (18″ apart) and then thin out to about 18″ centers or about 2-3 plants every 2.5-3 ft in row.

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