Baby Sweetcorn – Minipop

£5.99

Easy to grow, crunchy, sweet and full of flavour
This is a special variety for the production of delicious mini cobs which can be harvested at about 10 cm in length.

If you are short of space, these plants can be planted much closer together than normal sweetcorn and you do not need to plant in traditional blocks to aid germination.

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Number of plants: 10

Variety: Minipop (organic*)

Can be grown in: Raised beds, veg patches or borders.

In the kitchen: Perfect for stir-fries, steaming or to add extra crunch to your salads.

Can be delivered from: late April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-25cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Choose well drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site for the best results.

Can be grown in....

Sweetcorn need a little space and are best grown in raised beds or an allotment.

How far apart?

The key to growing sweetcorn is to plant them in blocks rather than rows – this allows for better cross-pollination, which means you’re more likely to get a good crop (if they don’t get pollinated, the kernels won’t swell). Allow 35-45cm between plants in 3×3 formation (or 4×4 etc)

Looking after your plants....

Sweetcorn doesn’t need a huge amount of effort to grow, but there are a few little things that you should consider to give them a better chance of producing big, juicy cobs!


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Earth up

Earth them up and firm the area around the base of the plants to help provide stability from winds.

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Protect from frost

You need to wait until the last risk of frost before planting your sweet corns outside – until then, grow them in pots under glass. If in doubt, protect with fleece or cloche.

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Weed regularly

Keep the area weed free to give your sweetcorn the best chance.

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Watering them

Water well while the sweetcorn plants are getting established. Thereafter they will be fairly self-sufficient, except during dry spells when they’ll need a top up.

Storage Tips

Sweetcorn doesn’t store very well – it’s best to pick what you want to eat just before you cook it. They will last in the fridge for a few days, but it changes the texture and flavour for the worse…

Ways to cook

Surely the best way of serving sweetcorn is barbecued straight away when you pick them, with plenty of butter, and a pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper. It’s one of the highlights of late summer!

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.