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Bodacious Sweet Corn

Zea mays 'Bodacious'

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Bodacious Sweet Corn (Zea mays 'Bodacious') at Roger's Gardens

Bodacious Sweet Corn fruit

Bodacious Sweet Corn fruit

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Height:  7 feet

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Sugar Enhanced


A wonderful sugar enhanced variety that is ready for late summer BBQs; produces 8" long, uniform ears packed with large, bright yellow kernels; deliciously sweet and tender, perfect for corn on the cob, adding to salads, canning, preserves and freezing

Edible Qualities

Bodacious Sweet Corn is an annual vegetable plant that is typically 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
  • Preserves
  • Canning
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Bodacious 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 fast-growing 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