Sparkler Bicolor Sweet Corn


Sparkler Bicolor Sweet Corn

Zea mays
(78 days) Put a sparkle on your face next August with this handsome high-yielding synergistic F-1 hybrid bicolor. The long fat pointy ears, up to 9" with up to 18 rows, speak loudly of abundance and satisfy the most discriminating of palates. Tall 7' plants have plenty of good husk protection, long flag leaves and tillers for market growers who demand a strong easy-to-harvest plant. Ripened for Donna Aug. 23, 2010, from a June 3 sowing, two days ahead of her Bodacious. Tolerates R and ST.

592 Sparkler
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A: 1/2oz for $3.75  
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B: 2oz for $9.95  
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C: 8oz for $21.25  
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D: 1lb for $40.00  
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E: 5lb for $175.00  
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Additional Information

Sweet Corn at a Glance

varietydayscolortype (see below)heightear length# rows
516Ashworth OP72yellowNormal Sugary60"6-7"12
541Bodacious RM77yellowSugary Enhanced87"8"18
561Incredible RM85yellowSugary Enhanced90"8"18
582Ambrosia75bicolorSugary Enhanced78"8"16
636Luther Hill OP82whiteNormal Sugary48"3-6"12
658Silver Queen96whiteNormal Sugary102"8"14-16

Types of sweet corn

Normal Sugary (su): standard varieties with traditional sweet corn texture & flavor. Sugar converts to starch quickly, so eat them within a few days. Tend to have high yields and germinate well in cool soils.

Sugary Enhanced (se): more sugar than su, tender kernels & slightly longer storage time. The * indicates heterozygous (only one parent contributes the se gene); all others are homozygous (both parents se).

Supersweet (sh2): 4 to 10 times the sugar content of su and se. Conversion of sugar to starch occurs at a much slower rate. Stays sweet long after harvest. Extra shriveled seed does not germinate well in cool soil.

Synergistic: more sugar than se. Very tender with long harvest and storage windows. Can be homozygous or heterozygous se with added sh2 kernels.

TripleSweet® Sugary Enhanced: has homozygous se kernels, and 25% of these also contain the sh2 trait.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO

All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.