Sweetcorn 'Swift' F1 Hybrid

A reliable, tasty and quick from seed to harvest sweetcorn which has super-sweet and delicious kernels. More
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A reliable, tasty and quick from seed to harvest sweetcorn which has super-sweet and delicious kernels. It's a good cropper and has the AGM.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Zea
Group/Species mays
Variety Swift F1
Common Name Sweetcorn
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow from late April-May under cover in single pots or modules to minimise root disturbance. Plant out in late May or June, sweetcorn are wind-pollinated so to help pollination and kernel formation, plant in blocks, not rows 45cm (18in) apart in each direction. Sow direct from late spring to early summer. Sow 1-2 seeds in each position, remove the weaker seedling if both germinate.
Care Tips Prefers a sunny, sheltered position with well-drained soil. Keep well-watered during hot, dry spells. Tall varieties or those planted in exposed sites may requite staking. Apply a liquid feed once cobs begin to form. For best quality grow isolated from other sweetcorn varieties as cross-pollination can affect the flavour. Ready to harvest 14-16 weeks from sowing. Pick when whiskers turn brown, twisting the cobs from the stem. You can also check for ripeness by squeezing a kernel between your fingers, the liquid inside should be creamy rather than watery.
Flowering August
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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