Environmental PreferencesLight: sunny
Soil: deep, well-drained loam
Temperature: warm (60 to 75 degrees F)
Moisture : average
CulturePlanting: seed after danger of frost is past; extra-sweet varieties should be planted when soil temperatures reach 65F.
Spacing: 9 to 12 inches x 24 to 36 inches; minimum of three rows side by side (preferably four rows) to ensure good pollination.
Hardiness: Tender annual
Fertilizer Needs: heavy feeder; sidedress when plants are 12 to 18 inches high with 3 tablespoons 10-10-10 per 10 feet of row.