Zea mays 'Conqueror'
sweet corn 'Conqueror'
A sweetcorn variety that can cope with the British summer weather is surely one to try! This is a ‘Tendersweet’ variety producing 2 -3 long cobs per plant, mid to late season. Each cob is full to the tip, has a fabulous flavour and look attractive. Plants are tall so may need staking. Sow: April to May. Sow / plant outside: May. Harvest: September to October
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1 year
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
- Full sun
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
A genus of five, large, flowering plants the grass family. The most important species, Zea mays is widely cultivated food crop. Male flowers are borne in large, terminal inflorescences (tassels) and female flowers are hidden in clusters in the leaf axils
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a sunny, sheltered spot in soil that has been enriched with well-rotted organic matter. Sweetcorn can tolerate many soil types but prefers well-drained soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.0. Harvest from September to October. See sweetcorn cultivation for futher information.
Sow seeds undercover from mid-spring in pots or modules and then plant out May - June after hardening off and the last frosts have passed. Alternatively sow 'in situ' from late spring to early summer. Always plant in a grid pattern to ensure pollination. See sowing vegetable seeds
Suggested planting locations and garden types
No pruning required.
May be susceptible to smuts which appear as large galls on the cobs and stalks in hot weather.
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