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Sweetcorn 'Lark' F1 Hybrid (Tendersweet) - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds

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Half-hardy Annual

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Sweetcorn 'Lark' is a midseason tendersweet variety giving superior sweetness with a softer, less chewy texture than conventional supersweets. The large cobs, packed with golden, thin-skinned kernels, are delicious picked fresh from the garden and boiled, steamed or barbecued. Many varieties of Sweetcorn need to be grown in isolation. This variety has the benefit of being able to be grown alongside other varieties. A more reliable germination compared to supersweets adds to the appeal of the RHS Vegetable Collection variety.Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").



These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (30 sweetcorn seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.99

Start off in 7.5cm (3") pots indoors and plant out in your vegetable plot. Fill pots with good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Sow seeds 2cm (3/4") deep in the compost. Place the pots in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at around 18-24C (64-75F) until the seeds germinate. This will take about 7-10 days. Don't exclude light as this helps germination.

Before planting out, prepare the soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Acclimatise the plants to cooler conditions by putting them outside for a few hours a day for 10 - 14 days. Plant out when all risk of frost has passed, 35cm (14") apart between each plant and between each row to form a block as sweetcorn are wind pollinated, although gently shaking the plants when the tassels at the top of the plant are laden with pollen can help the process.

Water sweetcorn plants regularly until established, particularly during dry periods. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. Sweetcorn plants are shallow rooted so take care when hoeing to prevent root damage. Harvest sweetcorn cobs when the silky tassles at the end of the cob have turned brown. Peel back the sheath of the cob slightly and press the corn kernels with a fingernail until liquid squeezes out. If liquid is milky coloured then the cob is ripe, if clear then it is under-ripe, if thick then the cob has become starchy and passed its best

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Smallish cobs

    By Robert Webster 06-10-2016

    2016 North Yorkshire Grew Ovation, Conqueror and Lark outside. started off in pots in the greenhouse and planted out late May, ready with fleece to cover if frost but it wasn't needed.. Lark germination good, the cobs were the last to be ready, mod September. Lark were the smallest cobs of all grown, the flavour was excellent.

    Faye
    06-10-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Best sweetcorn I have grown.

    By colin renton 10-11-2015

    Being near Penzance planted out in May only to have the coldest one in years. Lost several plants but the rest rallied very well. The taste, to anyone who remembers sweetcorn of yesteryear, is incredible. How they can breed sweetcorn as sweet as this to grow in England is amazing.

    Ryan
    11-11-2015

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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