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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« 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.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #1 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  :-\
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #2 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

Jullienne

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #3 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
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #4 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

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...

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #5 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

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!
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #6 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

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...

DrMunns

  • Joined Dec 2016
Re: Sweetcorn variety - anyone can recommend one?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 10:13:23 pm »
I'm trying "Double Standard" and "Double Red" from The Real Seed Catalogue this year

 

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