Simonet Sweet Corn (Zia mays) An heirloom sweet corn variety developed by Robert Simonet of Edmonton, Alberta. Simonet moved to Edmonton from Paris, France in 1919 with his sister who married a Canadian soldier. After a few years of working as an engineer, he rented land near 83rd Avenue and became a market gardener before purchasing 5 acres in King Edward Park. Here he developed over 100 varieties of flowers and vegetables in his lifetime, most notably, the double flower varieties of petunias and hollyhock. Today his Simonet Corn is still a popular gardeners favourite with its sweet flavourful golden cobs.
65-70 days to maturity
75 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions:Direct seed Corn after risk of frost has passed, and when the soil temperature is above 18 degrees Celsius. Sow in a furrow, 1 - 1.5 inches deep and 4 inches apart, thinning to 1 plant per every 8 inches. Plant Corn in blocks or at least 4 rows to ensure proper pollination.