Sweetcorn 'Sweet Nugget' F1

An excellent, tried and tested, mid-season 'super sweet' variety with a good yield of long, uniform cobs. More
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I grow this excellent, tried and tested, mid-season 'super sweet' variety with a good yield of long, uniform cobs.

It's also a very ornamental plant, which looks good with tall, luscious, grass-like leaves, in any part of the garden.

Direct sow Cobra beans at the base of your sweetcorn plants and you will double your production from the same space.

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

Genus Zea
Group/Species mays
Variety Sweet Nugget
Common Name Sweetcorn
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
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.
Storing Eat as quickly as possible after picking for best sweetness.
Harvesting July - October. Pick when whiskers poking out of the end of the cobs turn brown.
Cooking Notes Cook for 10 minutes in boiling water. Try Sarah's recipe for Barbecued corn with chilli and garlic butter.
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Sweetcorn 'Sweet Nugget' F1 reviews

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Jane

produced strong seedlings so far.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Penelope

very good germination and lovely healthy plants don't know what they are like as fruits yet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rebecca

These have grown quite easily, all seeds grew and quite large and healthy cobs are now growing - after a couple of years of disappointing crops the whole family is excited by these!

Not for my garden

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Reviewed 23rd July 2017 by Carmen Neumann

Sadly these were the only seeds out of my Sarah Raven order that did not work for me. Hardly any germination. I bought a second batch of seeds locally afterwards, with the same result so I think it may be more my technique/roottrainers/compost that was at fault here.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback.

We are sorry to hear that your seeds did not germinate as expected, please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or at info@sarahraven.com and they will happily advise you should you wish to try again.

Kind regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 24th July 2017