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Kandy King Corn

Zea mays 'Kandy King'

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Kandy King Corn (Zea mays 'Kandy King') at Roger's Gardens

Kandy King Corn fruit

Kandy King Corn fruit

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Height:  6 feet

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

Ideal for short season growing, this early maturing variety produces 9" long cobs; lovely green leaves and husks streaked with burgundy gives way to sweet and tender golden yellow kernels; excellent disease resistance

Edible Qualities

Kandy King 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 gold long kernels which are harvested from mid summer to early fall. The kernels have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The kernels are most often used in the following ways:

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

Planting & Growing

Kandy King Corn will grow to be about 6 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.

 
 
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Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Vegetable 
Ornamental Features