Half hardy Annual
Description – A breeding breakthough in ‘baby corn’ has produced this superb white variety, being much earlier to crop with the most tender and delicious ‘baby corns’. Sweetcorn Snobaby is tasty in oriental cooking, casseroles, stir fries, salads or a steamed vegetable.
Sowing – Sow seeds from mid April to May. Sow seeds 4cm (1½in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of free draining compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-20C (64-68F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed, sow 2 seeds 5cm (2in) deep, 15cm (6in) apart, and in rows 45cm (18in) apart. Thin out to the strongest seedling when well grown.
Growing – Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 7-1 days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed.
Aftercare – Keep well watered, and mulch during dry periods. It is the immature cobs that are harvested, so pick these when the silks first show above the husks.
Harvest – September to October