When to Plant Corn in NY?

organicmommyjessica(5B)April 22, 2010

I'd love to try my hand at corn this year but I'm not sure when to plant it! I live in upstate New York.

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When oak leaves are mouse ear size. No really! I used to live there. Not before the middle of May anyway.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 3:47PM
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jwstell42(5 NY)

It depends on where in upstate NY you are, but generally just pay attention to your areas last frost date - and plant around then.

I'm around Albany in upstate NY, and I will plant my corn somewhere between May 15 and June 1 depending on my free time and weather forecasts.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 4:14PM
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tdscpa(z5 NWKS)

Depends on soil temperature. Most corn seed packages tell you what soil temperatures to wait for until planting.

Could vary from about 55 to 70 degrees. If there is a short growing season where you live, you may only be able to plant an "early season" corn.

That is not all bad. I grow Early Sunglow corn every year. It can be planted in soil of about 55 degrees, I believe, and matures about 60-63 days after planting, and is very tasty. Good fresh, and wonderful to freeze.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 5:39AM
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Where I am in the mid-Hudson Valley (near USMA at West Point) it is recommended second or third week of May.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 9:19AM
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I thought it was when oak leaves are the size of squirrels ears, mouse ears are pretty small!!


    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 5:00PM
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