Sweet Corn Glass Gem is a colorful variety with around 2 cobs per plant. The corncobs have a mix of all kinds of colors together. There are white, yellow, orange, blue, green, brown and red grains scattered throughout the cobs. In short, it is a colorful enrichment for your vegetable garden. The taste is, as always with sweet corn, wonderfully sweet.
Sweet corn is a grain that is also used as a vegetable. Sweet corn is very healthy and versatile. It contains a.o.: vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B11, C and E. And the minerals calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, potassium, copper, magnesium and zinc. Sweet corn also contains a lot of fiber, starch, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids and few calories. You can cook sweetcorn, bake, grill in the grill pan or on the barbecue, steam, prepare in the oven and use in salads. You can also turn dried sweet corn kernels into corn flour to make tortillas, for example. Sweet corn can also be used in soups, stews, salads and of course in various Mexican dishes. If you want to grill your fresh, self-grown corn on the barbecue, you don't have to remove the bracts, but for all other methods of preparation do remove the bracts. Also always remove the white threads and the bottom of the sweetcorn cob before you continue to prepare the cobs. Sweet corn is delicious in combination with cheese, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, minced meat, flour, milk, rice, garlic, eggs, coriander, thyme, cayenne pepper, paprika, onions, potatoes, tuna, salmon, shrimp, apple, pineapple, avocado and nuts. The sweet taste of sweet corn also combines well with various vegetables such as: peas, broccoli, celery, zucchini, leeks, mushrooms, lettuce, peppers, spring onion, tomatoes and carrots. Non hardy annual. Height: 200 - 220 cm.
|Scientific name||Zea mays ssp. mays|
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Indoor sowing: from the middle of march
Outdoor sowing: may
Germination temp.: 10 - 20°C
Sowing depth.: 2½ cm
Germination: 10 - 14 days
Transplant outdoors: may
Plant distance: 45 cm
Plant position: sunny and sheltered
Days till harvest: 85 - 100
Sow indoors in early spring for an early harvest. Sow 1 seed in individual pots, 2½ cm deep at 10 °C, a higher temperature ensures a better germination. Transplant the seedlings, when large enough to handle, late may outdoors (avoid frosts). Harden the seedlings in the middle of may to the outside conditions.
Sow, late may (avoid frosts), outdoors in a prepared seed bed. Sow in rows 30 cm apart and a row distance of 30 cm. Sow in blocks to ensure good polination.
Keep moist and don't let the soil dry out especially during hot spells. Feed the soil before sowing with some slow release fertilizer. Each sweet corn plant produces about 1 - 2 cobs. The ripeness of the cobs can be tested as soon as the tassels colour chocolate brown. Ripe maize kernels excrete a white liquid when pinched. When this happens, the cobs are ready to harvest.