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Ruby Queen Hybrid Corn

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Ruby Queen Hybrid Corn, one of eight Plant Profiles featured in our Corn Collection.

Ruby Queen Hybrid Corn

Ruby Queen Hybrid Corn

Now for something completely different—red corn! This eminently edible SE corn variety makes a statement in the garden and on the plate. It can either be picked a bit earlier when it’s blush-red for maximum sweetness, or you can let it ripen to fully develop its rich, old-fashioned corn flavor. There’s no need to isolate it from other corns, but growing another SE variety with Ruby Queen will help with pollination.

Characteristics:

  • Meaty, tender 8-inch ears on 7-foot stalks
  • Red tassels and stalks make stunning autumn decorations
  • Ready to harvest in 75 days
  • Grows best in full sun and rich, fertile, well-drained soil
  • Steaming or microwaving brings out the color and flavor

Have you grown Ruby Queen Hybrid corn? If so, tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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