- A high yielder with long 8 inch ears that matures later than most other corn varieties with a mix of white and yellow kernals.
80-90 Days to maturity. Zea mays. Ambrosia Hybrid Corn Seeds. Non-GMO, annual, hybrid, Sweet Corn. Suitable for growing in garden plots or raised beds. Corn tolerates heat and drought-prone regions. Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Stewart's Wilt. Ambrosia Hybrid is sweet corn with specks of bright yellow and dark yellow kernels. Stalk grow tall, nearly up to seven feet, producing large ears that have 16 rows of tender, crunchy kernels. The Ambrosia Hybrid variety of corn seeds is great variety for beginners, and produces a high yield. The stalks can grow up to seven feet tall, and produce large ears with light and dark yellow kernels ~125 seeds/oz.
How to Grow Ambrosia Hybrid (se) Corn from Seed
Corn is a hardy full sun grass performing best when sown directly outdoors after the final spring frost. Plant 2-3 seeds 1-2" deep and 3-4" apart in loose, Organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.2. Germinates in 7-14 days, thinning out best starts to every 12" once true leaves establish. Avoid overhead watering by watering soil directly. To prevent cross-pollination from altering a corn crop, keep like varieties with like varieties (SU with SU, SE with SE, SH2 with SH2, and ORNAMENTAL with ORNAMENTAL). Check individual seed packet to know whether a variety is Sugary (SU), Sugary Enhanced (SE), Supersweet (SH2), or Ornamental.
How to Harvest Ambrosia Hybrid Corn
Most varieties of corn are ready to harvest about 75 days from sowing. Unlike other garden favorites, corn only fruits once. Ears are ripe once they turn dark green, silks become brown, and kernels are plump. Test ripeness by squeezing kernels for a milk-like juice. To harvest, firmly pull the ear downwards while twisting.
About Ambrosia Hybrid (se) Corn Seeds
- Ambrosia "food of the gods" is a bi-colored hybrid that does well in the sun.
- Requires plenty of nitrogen, best if planted after a winter cover crop.
- Planted in the spring, matures in 75 days and best if planted after the last frost.
- 2" diameter with 16 rows of sweet kernels
- This sweet, extra sugar enhanced corn will have your mouth watering for more!
Ambrosia Hybrid is a Sugary Enhanced (se) variety of corn that perfectly melds both white and yellow kernels together into one delicious bite. Ambrosia Hybrid is a first generation hybrid grown to feature both yellow and white kernels with plenty of sweetness, ideal for grilling, canning, or freezing. Matures in about 79-84 days as 7-8 foot tall stalks and produces 7-8" ears with 12-14 rows per ear. Be sure to only plant Ambrosia Hybrid nearby other (su) varieties of corn to keep the varieties from cross-pollinating and spoiling each others' flavor.
Sugary Enhanced Sweet Corn (se)
- 16-18% sugar content
- Medium productivity and harvest
- Best if enjoyed within 3-5 days
Most commercial and store-bought ears of corn are likely a type of sugary enhanced (se) because they boast a higher 16-18% sugar content which is directly responsible for their longer shelf life. While sugary enhanced (se) types still convert their sugars to bitter starch, the process takes several days longer than normal sugary (su) varieties simply because there is more sugar to convert. Sugary enhanced (se) corn is the resulting hybrid from preferred (su) and (se) types and sometimes is designated with a (se+) if both parents are sugary enhanced. Like most varieties of corn, sugary enhanced (se) generally is ready to harvest in about 90 days and can be started as late as 90 days from the first frost.
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Seeds Per Package:
10 g - Approximately 50 seeds
4 oz - Approximately 600 seeds
1 lb - Approximately 2,400 seeds
5 Lb - Approximately 12,000 seeds
25 Lb - Approximately 60,000 seeds
|Latin Name:||Zea mays|
|Ambrosia Hybrid Corn Color:||Bicolor (Yellow and White)|
|Ambrosia Hybrid Corn Flavor:||Sugary Enhanced (se) - Sweeter and more tender than (su) corn, and the conversion of sugar to starch is slower, so can be picked and stored for almost a week before eating.|
|Hardiness Zone:||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Annual: Not Intended to Overwinter|
|Days to Maturity:||80-90|
|Days to Germination:||7-10|
|Germination Temperature:||60-95 °F (16-35 °C)|
|Seeding Depth:||1.5-2 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10-15 inches|
|Row Spacing:||24-36 inches|
|Plant Height:||72-84 inches|
|Soil Preference:||Loose, loamy, Organic, well-drained|
|Light Preference:||Full Sun|
|Machine Harvest Friendly:||Yes|
|Corn Type:||Sweet - Sweet Corn is the most popular corn for eating as corn on the cob or corn niblets. It has a high sugar content and is best enjoyed when picked a little early before the sugars turn to starch. This is your classic barbeque and picnic summer corn.|
|Plant Width:||8-12 inches|
|Growth Speed:||Mid - Ready for harvest around 80 to 95 days from direct sowing to harvesting ripe ears of corn.|
|Pests and Diseases:||Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Stewart's Wilt.|
|Special Use:||Canning or Freezing - This variety may be stored by canning or freezing to be used throughout the year.|
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