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Silver King Hybrid Sweet Corn


Silver King Sweet Corn is a hybrid, white, sugary-enhanced (se) variety that is sweeter, matures earlier, and stores better than the closely-related Silver Queen variety. Great for freezing and preserving creamed corn. Zea mays. 80 days to maturity. Approx. 2,000 seeds per lb.

Treatment: Untreated


Check out our Corn Growing Guide to learn more about how to grow corn in your garden.

Silver King Sweet Corn is a hybrid, white sweet corn variety that matures earlier and is sweeter than its Silver Queen counterpart. Because it is a sugary-enhanced (se) variety, it is sweeter than traditional sweet corn varieties as it has more sugar and less starch. It also will store longer once harvested, usually 5-9 days in cold storage. Silver King also matures earlier than Silver Queen and is one of the earliest corn varieties we carry. Plants produce 7' tall stalks with large 8.5" ears. This is a great variety for grilling, boiling or roasting, but also performs well when frozen as cream corn.

Sweet corn should be planted in the spring after the last frost date. Sweet corn can be grown throughout the warmer months up until fall, as long as time is permitted for harvest before first frost. Succession planting is recommended with at least two plantings, one in early spring and one in late summer/early fall. Corn ear worm pressure will be greater in the warmer months, but this can be alleviated by applying spinosad to silks and tassels once they appear.

We recommend planting sweet corn using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Once plants emerge, thin plants to 6-8″ depending on adequate irrigation. If drip irrigation is used, in-row spacing may be as close as 6″. If water is scarce, a wider in-row spacing will be necessary. For pollination purposes, corn should be planted in a square plot with rows on 30-36″ spacing. Planting a few long rows will result in poor germination and absence of kernels on the cobs.

Silver King Sweet Corn Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1″

Seed Spacing: 6-8″

Row Spacing: 30-36″

Days to Maturity: 80

Disease Resistance: Rust, Stewart's Wilt, Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jacob Powell
Wish I woulda got it in the ground earlier

Corn is doing well little patchy but that is my fault ground could've had ground in little better shape.

Amazing corn Harvest!!!

I planted five 30 foot rows on February 2nd of your silver king corn. It produced 352 ears we finished harvesting it today. Most stalks had 2 ears, it was beautiful and the best corn harvest we have ever had! I used your Hoss university as a guide but i grew it organically using your organic fertilizer, Espoma organic blood meal and chilean nitrate. I'm beyond thrilled!

Chip G

Really like silver queen

Deborah Lucroy

Purchased several kinds of seeds. The order was received in very timely manner. We have planted our garden and the seeds have started sprouting. We are very pleased with the products from Hoss.

Aubrey Trapp
Best tasting white corn I've ever had

Planted this year before last. Only planted a very small plot. Ended up harvesting about a dozen ears. It was the most tender and tasty white corn I've ever grown. Definitely growing again this year.