Serendipity sweet corn is a hybrid variety of sweet corn that is known for its high sugar content, making it sweeter and more flavorful than many other varieties of sweet corn. It’s also known for its tenderness and good holding quality, which makes it suitable for farmers market, CSA, or home garden production.
It is typically planted in the late spring or early summer and takes around 80-85 days to reach maturity. It is a tall plant, usually growing between 6-8 feet tall and having large ears.
To grow Serendipity sweet corn, you will need to start by preparing your soil. Sweet corn prefers well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. The seeds should be planted in a sunny location, in rows about 2-3 inches deep, about 8-12 inches apart. Water the seeds regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Once the plants are established, they don’t require much care. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, such as corn borers, earworms, and fungal leaf spot, which can damage your plants and reduce yields.
When the ears are fully mature, usually around 80-85 days, you can harvest them and enjoy their sweet and colorful kernels.