Corn (Cholam)

Original price was: ₹55.00.Current price is: ₹30.00.

Genus : Zea

Our corn (Cholam) seeds are perfect for growing sweet and flavorful corn in your backyard. These high-quality seeds ensure a successful and abundant harvest. Enjoy the taste of fresh, homegrown corn in your favorite recipes. Plant these seeds and watch your cornstalks flourish, providing you with delicious ears of corn all season long.

Corn, also known as Cholam, is a popular cereal grain that is grown for its delicious and versatile kernels. It is a warm-season crop that requires a relatively long growing season to reach maturity.

To start growing corn, you will need corn seeds specifically suited for your region and climate. Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil that has been amended with compost or organic matter to improve fertility and moisture retention.

Corn is typically grown in blocks or rows to ensure proper pollination. Plant the seeds in the soil at a depth of about 1 to 2 inches, spacing them according to the recommended guidelines provided on the seed packet. Allow enough space between each plant to ensure proper growth and airflow.

Corn requires consistent moisture throughout its growing period, especially during flowering and ear development. Regular watering is essential, particularly during dry spells. It’s best to water deeply and less frequently, ensuring the soil is evenly moist but not waterlogged.

Mulching around the base of the corn plants can help conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a more even soil temperature. Keep the area around the plants weed-free to minimize competition for nutrients and water.

Corn is a heavy feeder and requires regular fertilization to support its growth. Consider applying a balanced fertilizer or organic amendments rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium according to the specific recommendations for corn.

As the corn plants grow, they will produce tassels (male flowers) and silk (female flowers) on separate parts of the plant. Pollination is crucial for successful ear development, and it is often assisted by wind or can be done manually by gently shaking the plants when the tassels are shedding pollen.

Corn ears are ready for harvest when the kernels are plump, firm, and release a milky fluid when punctured. Check the ears regularly for ripeness, as they can quickly become overripe and lose their sweetness. To harvest, grasp the ear firmly and twist it downward, then pull it away from the stalk.

Freshly harvested corn is best consumed immediately for its sweet, juicy flavor. If you have more corn than you can consume, you can blanch and freeze the kernels for later use. Simply remove the kernels from the cob and blanch them in boiling water for a few minutes before freezing.

Growing your own corn allows you to enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting and eating fresh, homegrown produce. With proper care, watering, fertilization, and pest management, you can successfully cultivate corn and enjoy its sweet and nutritious kernels.


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