Comparative performance of two sweetcorn varieties – Mas Madu and Taiwan Supersweet

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C.O. Leong*

Abstract

A study was carried out to compare the performance of Mas Madu and Taiwan Supersweet; two popular sweetcorn varieties widely cultivated in this country. The effects of plant population, fertilizer level and organic manure on the production of the sweetcorn hybrid were determined. Mas Madu was superior to Taiwan Supersweet in cob production and cob length. There was no difference in the sweetness of the grains between the two varieties. Plant population and fertilizer level had no significant effect on yield and cob characters of Taiwan Supersweet. However, the use of organic manure in the form of chicken dung resulted in higher cob number and yield. Physical characters related to market demand between the two varieties were also discussed.

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