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Sweetcorn 'Lapwing'Zea mays

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New introduction from the 'Tendersweet' breeding programme and performing superbly in the 2009 Wisley trial. Early maturing, producing long cobs with 18 rows of kernels, good tip fill and superb sweetness.

Kitchen Garden


Full sun

200cm (78.7in)

45cm (17.7in)

Sowing Months Flowering Months Harvest Months

Keep well watered and mulch during dry periods.

Sow April to May. Sow seed 4cm (1.5in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of free draining seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at a temperature of 18-20C (64-68F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed, sow 2 seeds, 5cm (2in) deep, 23cm (9in) apart, and in rows about 45cm (18in) apart. Thin out to the strongest seedling.

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed.


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Definitely one of the better varieties. 2011-08-28

I have grown Lapwing and Lark sweetcorn on my heavy clay Midlands allotment this year. One packet of Lapwing seeds produced 27 strong plants so good germination and vigor. And Lapwing has done better than Lark in terms of bigger cobs. They are tasty too - Lark has the edge on taste but only by a small margin. So a strong contender to displace Lark on my Must Grow list - need to eat a few more of both before I decide. Yum.

Eat Your Heart Out Oklahoma! 2011-05-13

As usual I purchased two varieties of sweetcorn - Lapwing and Ovation. Although the averages seeds per packet was thirty (Lapwing) I found forty (good start) Sown in sifted multi-purpose compast together with a little sifted humus from last year's compost heap in halfpint cream tubs drilled for drainage they were planted in March in an unheated greenhouse. Germination has been excellent with only four failures, 100% with the Ovation. All the plants are about eight inches tall, the Lapwing were planted-out earlier this week and Ovation w2ill go in early next week. After planting I give a good scattering of crushed baked eggshell laced with slug pellets just to provide a barrier for slugs and snails in the early days. Prospects are for a freezer full of sweetcorn. Thank you Mr Thompson and Mr Morgan. (signed) E R R Ward