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Temptress Hybrid Sweet Corn F1


Temptress Sweet Corn is one of the first “quad sweet” corn varieties which combines heirloom flavor with modern sweetness. Bicolor, early synergistic variety with a strong disease package. Zea mays. 70 days to maturity.  Approx. 3,000 seeds per lb.



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

Temptress Sweet Corn has changed the sweet corn game with the introduction of a "quad sweet" variety. Temptress is a synergistic variety which means it includes a combinations of su, sh2 and se genes. As a result, it can be planted alongside other varieties without worry of cross-pollination. This bicolor sweet corn combines heirloom corn flavor with improved, modern-day sweetness. Temptress Sweet Corn is a quick-maturing variety with solid emergence in cool soils for early plantings. Plants produce 8" ears with a 2" diameter and excellent tip fill. It has a strong disease-resistance package and a tight husk to protect ears throughout development.

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.

Temptress 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: 75

Disease Resistance: Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus, Rust, Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
leroy James
Very good

I like the service and how quick you receive your order.

Chris Harris

Amazing sweet corn. Did amazing for us last year grew tall and strong averaged two ears per plant. can't wait till this years harvest!

Steven Reeves
Quality Seeds

Great seeds, had a 99.7% germination rate.

Earnie Hess
Best tasting sweet

This is the best tasting sweet corn we have ever grown. Think peaches and cream only better. Fairly tolerant of drought and usually has 2-3 ears on each stalk even in dry conditions.

5 out of 5

This is the best corn I've grown. Extra sweet and great flavor. I grow in Earthboxes, so I have to hand pollinate. I was growing Silver Queen, but it got so tall I had to get a ladder to hand pollinate. The Temptress only grow 5 to 6 feet high and is easy to hand pollinate. I started some in October and harvested in December (zone 10). Seems to do ok in cold. I tried Sunglow for early and late corn and it did not do as well and the taste of Temptress is MUCH better.