Corn, Super Sweet ‘Max’ F1
Max is a really good doer which grows well in cooler parts of Australia. It has an excellent disease resistance package and produces good flavoured, sweet tasting yellow cobs, often two per plant.
The super sweet gene (sh2) gives the following varieties “greater heightened sweetness and slow conversion to starch after harvest”.
When to sow: Early November - early January
Where to sow: Sow direct into a prepared garden bed
Depth to sow: 2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 25cm; Between rows: 60cm
Directions: Super sweet corn must be planted away from other varieties of corn or they will develop tough starchy kernels. I plant 2 seeds per station 25cm apart in rows 60cm apart in blocks of 4 rows to ensure full cobs. I plant four crops at fortnightly or so intervals from early November until early January.