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Honey Select Sweet Corn

Zea mays 'Honey Select'

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Honey Select Sweet Corn (Zea mays 'Honey Select') at Roger's Gardens

Honey Select Sweet Corn fruit

Honey Select Sweet Corn fruit

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Height:  7 feet

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Triplesweet


A high yielding and easy to grow triplesweet variety that matures in time for summer BBQs; produces 8" long ears of beautiful yellow kernels; sweet honey taste and tender, perfect for fresh eating, adding to salads, grilling, and freezing

Edible Qualities

Honey Select Sweet Corn is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small cobs of yellow long kernels which are typically harvested when mature. The kernels have a sweet taste.

The kernels are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Canning
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Honey Select Sweet Corn will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Ornamental Features