Vegetables Corn Sweet Corn

Silver Queen

Treated (F1) Corn Seed

Product ID: 283T

A late-season white (su) variety.

The 8", slightly tapered ears are filled with 14-16 rows of sweet, richly flavored, tender white kernels. Great tip fill. Dark green, tight husks, and abundant dark flags. 7' plants. Requires warm (65°F/18°C) soil to germinate properly. Intermediate resistance to northern corn leaf blight and Stewart's wilt. Avg. 2,400 seeds/lb. Packet: 150 seeds.

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$4.25
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1,000 Seeds

$9.55
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$39.40
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$165.50
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$600.00
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zea mays
CULTURE: Cold soil planting risks poor germination. Even treated corn seeds risk low germination under 60°F (16°C). Only treated seeds of good cold-germinating varieties may be sown in 55°F (13°C) soil if warmer weather is anticipated. Otherwise wait until soil temperature is at least 60°F (16°C). Please see the Sweet Corn Comparison Chart for minimum soil temperature at planting for individual varieties. Make first sowings of UNTREATED seeds when soil is warm, at least 65°F (18°C). Floating row covers may be used on early plantings to help moderate soil temperature.
PLANTING: Extensive crossing of super sweet varieties with non-super sweet varieties will cause tough, starchy kernels in both types. If you plan to grow both super sweet and non-super sweet varieties, avoid cross-pollination using any one of the following three options: 1) Plant super sweet varieties at least 300 feet from non-super sweet varieties, or 2) Stagger plantings by a 12-day planting date difference and separate each planting by 25 feet, or 3) Plant varieties that will mature at least 12 days apart and separate each planting by 25 feet. Sow 3/4-1" deep, 6-7" apart (or 2 seeds every 9", thinning to 1 plant), rows 30-36" apart. Increase this rate for untreated seeds. Arrange in blocks of at least 4 rows for proper pollination, which is needed for well-filled ears. Successive plantings can be made through early summer; most growers prefer to extend the sweet corn season by planting a few varieties of different maturities.
INSECT PESTS: Consult your local Extension office for Integrated Pest Management information. Reduce insect pests in the next corn crop by prompt plowing-in or removal and composting of cornstalks after harvest.
HARVEST: When kernels are full and "milky," generally indicated by a drying and browning of the ear silks. Record the date on which about half the plants show silk. Corn is ready to eat 18-24 days after ear silks first show; the warmer the weather, the sooner you can pick it.
DAYS TO MATURITY: Varies widely with weather conditions and planting dates. Use these figures to compare one variety to another, not to accurately predict maturity on a given day.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M/500', 5M/2,500', 25M/12,500', 30M/acre at 2 seeds/ft. in rows 36" apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 2,700, su/se/synergistic type; Avg. 2,900 super sweet.
PACKET: 150 seeds, sows 75' at 2 seeds/ft.
PLEASE SPECIFY: (1) treated with fungicide seed protectants (T), or (2) untreated seeds. We offer most varieties untreated for organic growers. All fungicide treated corn seeds are polymer-coated after treatment to reduce rubbing off or dusting of the treatment.

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Latin Name
Zea mays
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
91 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Disease Resistance Codes
SW
Stewart’s Wilt
NCLB
Northern Corn Leaf Blight
SW, NCLB
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)