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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: Anke on December 22, 2016, 08:09:33 pm

Title: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: Anke on December 22, 2016, 08:09:33 pm
Looking for a replacement for Kelvedon Glory F1, which seems not to be available from any of the usual seed companies anymore... this year I tried Sativa Early, but it wasn't very good, very tough kernels and not sweet at all... anyone got a recommendation - Southern Scotland, but will be grown in polytunnel and germinated in small pots in propagator.
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: Womble on December 22, 2016, 09:19:32 pm
We've tried quite a few Anke, but have had the best results with a variety known as 'tinned' I'm afraid  :-\
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: Alex_ on December 23, 2016, 10:00:30 am
The ones I am going to try next season are from
http://realseeds.co.uk/sweetcorn.html (http://realseeds.co.uk/sweetcorn.html)
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: Jullienne on December 23, 2016, 02:12:02 pm
Interesting subject this..... I have been looking into these for the garden?
http://search.thompson-morgan.com/search?w=sweetcorn (http://search.thompson-morgan.com/search?w=sweetcorn)
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: pgkevet on December 23, 2016, 04:50:51 pm
Here seems to have what you wanted.. first hit on duck duck go

http://seekay.co.uk/sweetcorn-f1-kelvedon-glory-50-seeds-337-p.asp (http://seekay.co.uk/sweetcorn-f1-kelvedon-glory-50-seeds-337-p.asp)

I often use premier seeds on ebay for my supplies...and usually go for 2-3 different sweetcorn varieties.. partly 'cos I usually plant 150-200 and partly on the theory that if it's a bad year for one...
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: macgro7 on December 24, 2016, 11:27:23 am
Here seems to have what you wanted.. first hit on duck duck go

http://seekay.co.uk/sweetcorn-f1-kelvedon-glory-50-seeds-337-p.asp (http://seekay.co.uk/sweetcorn-f1-kelvedon-glory-50-seeds-337-p.asp)

I often use premier seeds on ebay for my supplies...and usually go for 2-3 different sweetcorn varieties.. partly 'cos I usually plant 150-200 and partly on the theory that if it's a bad year for one...
That's exactly what I do and exactly who I get my seed from!
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: Anke on December 26, 2016, 06:05:00 pm
Here seems to have what you wanted.. first hit on duck duck go

http://seekay.co.uk/sweetcorn-f1-kelvedon-glory-50-seeds-337-p.asp (http://seekay.co.uk/sweetcorn-f1-kelvedon-glory-50-seeds-337-p.asp)

I often use premier seeds on ebay for my supplies...and usually go for 2-3 different sweetcorn varieties.. partly 'cos I usually plant 150-200 and partly on the theory that if it's a bad year for one...

Many thanks. Will order from them. Not come across them before, usually use Organic Catalogue, but they seem to have reduced their F1 varieties quite drastically. I do buy from Realseeds too, but I have found with sweetcorn an F1 seems to be safer, and realseeds don't do F1...
Title: Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
Post by: DrMunns on January 02, 2017, 10:13:23 pm
I'm trying "Double Standard" and "Double Red" from The Real Seed Catalogue this year