Sweetcorn - Lark F1 Hybrid
This is a tendersweet variety giving superior sweetness with a softer, less chewy texture than supersweets, making kernels more pleasurable to eat as well as easier to digest. Improved germination adds to the appeal. Sweetcorn Lark can be also grown with other varieties, so there is no need to isolate. It requires a fertile soil in a sunny position.
Sow from April to May 4cm deep in 7.5cm pots of free draining compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-20C until after germination which takes 7 to 10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Sow 2 seeds 5cm deep, 23cm apart, and in rows 45cm apart. Thin out to the strongest seedling. Gradually acclimatise indoor grown plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost. Keep well watered, and mulch during dry periods.