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Sweetcorn 'Lark' F1 Hybrid (Tendersweet)

Zea mays

Half-hardy Annual

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Sweetcorn Lark is a tendersweet variety giving superior sweetness with a softer, less chewy texture than supersweets, making kernels more pleasurable to eat as well as easier to digest. Improved germination adds to the appeal. Sweetcorn Lark can be also grown with other varieties, so there is no need to isolate. Requires a fertile soil in a sunny position. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.

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

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.69
Sow seeds April to May 4cm (1.5 inches) deep in 7.5cm (3 inch) pots of free draining compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-20C (64-68F) until after germination which takes 7 to 10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed, sow 2 seeds 5cm (2 inches) deep, 23cm (9 inches) apart, and in rows 45cm (18 inches) apart. Thin out to the strongest seedling.

Gradually acclimatise indoor grown plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost.

Keep well watered, and mulch during dry periods.

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  1. Lovely corn, hard to beat and Which? liked it too.

    By Ellen Kunec 09-07-2011

    Grew this last year and the cobs were lovely. Decided to have a go with Lapwing this year but have still grown some Lark. Unless you are in the South, start them off in May in the airing cupboard in roottrainers or similar then plant out end May in blocks about 25 cm between plants. Lots of water and plant food and you will get fabulous corn. Blanch before freezing and eat the last over Chirstmas - lovely. Which? also liked the Mirai varieties which I may try next year but I'll still be growing Lark as the postive control. The Hurst Greenshaft of corn. Happy days.

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