|Silver Queen has competed successfully with many newer varieties for over 30 years. Ears are 8 inches long, tapered with sweet, tender and wonderful tasting white kernels. Minimum soil temprature is 65F. Mature in 91 days. Originally domesticated by Mesoamericans, it is a staple food with many other traditional uses. Home gardeners love to grow corn, and there are many varieties suited to different climates. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in rows or clumps, two weeks after the last frost date. Corn needs rich soil, full sun and adequate moisture to produce good ears. It is wind pollinated, so if you want to save seed, you will need to either stagger the planting time of different varieties, or plant them 1/4 mile apart. Water deeply.