Sweet corn Trophy F1 is a high-yielding variety. The ears of this crop ripen about the same size, have an attractive appearance, the grains are pleasant to the taste and very juicy. Sweet corn Trophy is actively used for culinary processing and conservation.
Characteristics of the corn variety Trophy F1
Trophy is a fruitful hybrid of sweet corn from a Dutch grower. This variety shows resistance to major diseases, as well as lodging and drought. The plant can grow up to two meters in height. Trophy F1 has sturdy stems with fewer leaves than other maize varieties. The grains of the variety are golden in color, large in width, but slightly shortened in length. A distinctive feature of Trophy is the presence of a sweet aftertaste. The average ear length is about 20 cm.
To grow Trophy maize, you need a large enough field. The most successful ears have the following characteristics:
- The approximate number of rows of grains is 18 pieces;
- The length of one cob is approximately 20 cm. The diameter is 4 cm;
- The color of the grains is bright yellow: this color is typical for sweet corn species;
- The weight of one ear is about 200 - 230 grams.
The advantage of the hybrid is that it is possible to grow Trophy corn both for sale and for personal use. The grain is well stored in the winter. The maturation period for Trophy maize is approximately 75 days. The plant has an early ripening period.
Rules for growing corn Trophy F1
To get a good crop of cereals, it must be planted on porous soils. In addition, the beds in the field should be placed in such a way that the plants are protected from the wind.
This type of cereal does not tolerate stagnant water. This happens because the plant has long and powerful roots that can penetrate to a depth of two and a half meters. Such a strong root system has the advantage of growing in dry seasons. It is quite convenient to process the soil around the plant, since its roots quickly deepen.
Before proceeding with the planting of cereals, it is necessary to prepare the soil. This is best done during the autumn plowing period. It is recommended to apply the following calculation: one square meter of the field requires about four kilograms of compost or humus, as well as 30 grams of superphosphate and 25 grams of potassium salt.
The Trophy variety requires warmth, especially during the period of grain formation. It is for this reason that early maturing varieties are grown in seedlings.
Mid-season varieties should be planted in the soil, which is already well warmed up by the sun. The best period for this will be mid-May. Thus, the harvest can be harvested at the end of summer. In addition, this way you can prolong the fruiting of corn beds.
Usually compost varieties are arranged according to the scheme 70x25x30 centimeters. Tall ones make sense to plant a little wider in a row, namely: according to the scheme 70x40 centimeters.
In the case of using the seedling method, it is not recommended to use seedlings older than 30 days, since they have dry roots, which leads to poor plant growth.
Seedling growing method:
- First, you need to prepare a nutritious soil. To do this, the soil must be mixed with humus or compost in a 1x1 ratio;
- The mixture is distributed in cups or pots. You can also use special cassettes;
- Trophy corn seeds are buried to a depth of 3 centimeters. Then they are watered;
- Seedlings are left in a bright place. In this case, the room temperature should be 18 - 22 ° C. Plants should be watered once a week;
- 10 days before planting, it is necessary to feed the seedlings with Kristalon or other nitrogen-containing fertilizers. During this period, the seedlings can already be taken out into the street: this will contribute to its gradual hardening.
Important! Seedlings should be planted in the ground when the frost ends and the soil warms up well. The optimum earth temperature is considered to be 8 - 10 ° C.
Seedlings should be watered and fertilized abundantly. You should also avoid the appearance of a crust on the ground, as this will impede the germination of the seeds.
The seedless method involves planting germinated seeds in a heated soil. Grains are placed in one hole in the amount of 3 - 4 pieces and to a depth of 5 - 7 centimeters. In dry weather, crops should be watered and mulched.
Caring for corn of the Trophy F1 variety
Caring for the beds when growing Trophy corn is as follows:
- A few days after sowing, it is necessary to harrow the soil. This will break up the crust of the earth and destroy weed seedlings.
- If the ground temperature is dropping, you should consider protecting the seedlings. For this, the beds can be covered with special agrofibre or foam.
- Once the plants begin to grow, the soil should be loosened after each rain. The row spacing must be processed to a depth of 8 centimeters. This will improve the access of moisture and air to the plant roots.
- When the first two or three leaves appear on the plants, they must be broken through, leaving the strongest seedlings.
- During this period, the roots of plants are not too developed, therefore, they cannot absorb enough nutrients. To fix this, you need to apply top dressing. Complex or organic fertilizers are suitable. They should be used in liquid form and poured to a depth of about 10 centimeters.
Important! Plants can also be fed with poultry droppings. To do this, it must be diluted in water, observing a ratio of 1:20, and add 15 grams of potassium salt and 40 grams of superphosphate. The indicated ratio is calculated for 10 liters of solution.
- During the period of throwing out panicles, plants are very much in need of moisture. In the summer, they need to be watered several times with the calculation of 3-4 liters per square meter.
- To increase productivity and resistance to lodging, it is necessary to huddle bushes to a height of 8 - 10 centimeters.
- During the period when 7 - 8 leaves appear on the main stem, stepchildren grow. These are lateral shoots that weaken the plant. It is necessary to break out the processes when they reach the size of 20 - 22 cm in length. Such a technique can increase the yield of Trophy corn by 15%.
When the cobs reach milky ripeness, they must be harvested. This period begins approximately 18 to 25 days after flowering appears.
Signs by which the readiness of harvesting corn Trophy is determined:
- The edge of a few millimeters on the cob wrapper begins to dry out;
- The threads at the apex become brown;
- The grain becomes even, full, wrinkled folds disappear on it;
- If you apply a fingernail to the corn grain, juice will appear on it.
Reviews of corn Trophy F1
Maria, 31 years old, Stavropol
Trophy bought corn seeds for the first time. I immediately noticed that there is a description of the cereal on the pack, there is a guarantee. This variety is considered early maturing. The description indicates that the plant grows up to two meters, but I only grew to about 1.5. One plant had a couple of ears. All are large. Trophy corn is delicious and sweet. You can cook it at milk ripeness. We ate it right away, and also froze it for future use. In general, I and my family really liked the Trophy corn for its pleasant taste.
Tamara, 42 years old, Samara
I took the Trophy corn for the first time as a sample. The harvest was very rich. I put one part in the freezer, and the other has already been eaten. I am very pleased with the purchase, I will plant this variety again. Of the advantages, I can also note: the cobs do not grow moldy during ripening, which is sometimes observed in other varieties of corn.
Andrey, 56 years old, Krasnodar
Trophy is a very good variety. Plants have grown strong, easily withstand the cobs, do not bend from strong winds. Corn has a delicate and sweet flavor.
Corn Trophy is a very high quality, tasty and aesthetically pleasing cereal. The plants yield good yields and the ears are large and even. It is better to grow corn Trophy using seedlings.