Silver Queen White Sweet Corn

88-92 days. Requested by name at farm stands from coast to coast, Silver Queen set the standard for late summer Sweet Corn. The huge, 8"-9" ears have small, white, meltingly tender kernels with that good old-fashioned corny flavor. Grows 7' to 9' tall. (F1.)

One packet of about 275 seeds
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Summer's freshly picked Corn is to us as Madeleines were to Proust: the taste and smell that reminds us of joyful childhood summers. Direct-sow after the danger of spring frost has passed. Corn is pollinated by the wind, so plant it in blocks or circles. Harvest the ears when the silks are brown and a kernel, pinched with your fingernail, releases its sweet, milky liquid. The luscious essence-of-Corn flavor is always best right after picking. Yet Corn freezes amazingly well: pick it, parboil for 4 minutes, dunk it in an ice water bath and cut the tender kernels off the cobs, making sure to catch all of the sweet corn milk. Freeze it in airtight freezer bags. Over the winter, you'll love Crabby Corn Chowder, Creamy Corn and Fennel, Dad's Favorite Corn Pudding, Lobster Corn Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops Atop Avocado-Corn Salad and Savory Bacon Corn Chowder. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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