Gurney's carries premium treated seed for all our sweet corn varieties. Treated seed offers several benefits, including enhanced germination and vigor. The seeds' hard coating protects the seed until the soil reaches the proper temperature, thus allowing for earlier planting. The coating also protects against disease and fungus. Treated seed also flows more smoothly through planters, allowing easy planting of large pots.
Treated seeds provide extra protection against cold, wet early-spring weather. They also ensure better germination as well as enhanced resistance to soil-borne diseases and fungi, so you can enjoy growing success.
When choosing varieties, keep in mind that “determinates” ripen over 3-4 weeks on bushy vines that do not need staking. “Indeterminate” vines continue to grow and produce fruit up until frost, their large vines needing support. Key to tomato disease/pest resistance:
V= Verticillium Wilt Disease
F= Fusarium Wilt Race I
FF= Fusarium Wilt Race I & II
N= Root-Knot Nematodes (a soil-dwelling pest common in the south)
T= Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Ty= Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl
Tsw= Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus