NZH One of our favourite sweet corns, producing beautiful black kernels with a delicious nutty flavour, best eaten before fully mature. Requires longer cooking time than modern sweet corn varieties we recommend between 8-12min, but please experiment yourself! Can be eaten steamed, barbequed, pan-fried, or dried to be added to winter soups and stews.
Sow into trays in October in areas where there is frost, to 4cm diagonal spacing and keep in glasshouse. Transplant out to 25cm diagonal spacing in garden bed in November-December taking care to protect from frost. Or direct sow at 10-20cm spacing in October-November taking care to protect from frost. A heavy feeder, will require fertile soil.