Sweetcorn Minipop is the standard variety used for babycorn. It has a very tender pericarp which makes this an ideal variety for mini sweet corn. Best grown at high density, and harvested when cobs approximately 10cm in length.
Each plant produces 5-6 cobs per plant. This variety normally crops after approximately 65 days, and does not require pollination to produce cobs.
However do not grow near normal sweetcorn as cross-pollination can reduce the size of the normal sweetcorn if you are growing it.
|Sweetcorn Minipop Sowing Guidelines |
|When to Sow Seeds: ||Apr, May, June |
|Germination Temperature: ||18C + |
|Cover Seed: ||Lightly |
|Time to Germinate: ||7 Days |
|Frost Hardy: ||No |
|Spacing Between Plants: ||30cm - Plant in a block |
|Row Spacing ||30cm |
|Plant Height ||160cm + |
|Sweetcorn Classification ||- |