Butterfruit Original Early Corn Seeds

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This Super Sweet Classic Matures Early and Abundantly!

Short 5-foot plants allow closer spacing for heavier yields!

72 days from direct-sowing.

The first of the Butterfruit varieties, this corn made thousands of converts to this extra-sweet type! The short, 5-foot plants mature very early, bearing plenty of long, well-filled ears. For delectable eating all summer, you can't do better than yummy Butterfruit!

The kernels on this vigorous plant are bright yellow and tightly packed from base to tip, with a savory flavor that everyone loves. You can space these smaller stalks a bit closer together to increase yields still further.

Butterfruit is a Super Sweet variety, specially bred to contain twice the sugar of regular sweet corn. Super Sweets retain their flavor and tenderness up to 2 weeks longer than Regular Sweets. They require warm soil for good germination, and must be isolated from other corn varieties by 200 feet or at least 2 weeks planting time.

Sow after last spring frost, when the soil is warm. Corn is famously easy to direct-sow in any sunny spot. To extend your corn harvest, make successive plantings weekly up to mid-July, or plant varieties with differing maturity dates.

Consider growing a Three Sisters planting this season! The three sisters are corn, beans, and squash, planted together all help each other grow and produce their best. The beans climb up the corn stalks and the squash vines shade the roots of the corn and the beans. Native Americans developed the Three Sisters many centuries ago, and it makes a charming and useful combination planting. Butterfruit is a great choice for this, with its strong stalks and good yields!

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Genus Zea
Species mays var. rugosa
Variety Butterfruit Original Early
Days To Maturity 72
Fruit Color Yellow
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Edible
Harvest Season Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 03, 2014

Small garden

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have a small backyard garden, so this corn can be planted closer together and produce what my friends and family call the best they've ever eaten.

Kerry K. from AZ
January 11, 2012

butterfruit corn

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I gave this a 4 star only because isolating is so hard. But oh the flavor, just so good.

Sharon from GA

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