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Country Gentleman Sweet Corn
'Country Gentleman' Sweet Corn
Country Gentleman Sweet Corn
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Country Gentleman

96 days — 'Country Gentleman' is a very old sweet corn variety that took Frank Woodruff fourteen years of selective breeding to develop. When it was released, it was immediately well received, other seed companies quickly began offering it, and it persisted as one of the most popular white sweet corn varieties, for both home and market growers, for many decades.

The stalks average seven to eight feet tall.  The ears reach about seven inches with irregular rows of white, sweet, shoe peg-shaped kernels.

'Country Gentleman' was released in 1890 by Frank C. Woodruff of S. D. Woodruff & Sons, Orange, Connecticut and then the following year by Peter Henderson & Company of New York.[1] A. W. Livingston proclaimed its merits when they listed it as a new variety in their 1893 seed annual.[2]  Each ounce is approximately 200 seeds.


  1. "Vegetables of New York - Vol. 1 Part III - Sweet Corn" - New York A. E. S., 1934
  2. A. W. Livingston and Sons Seed Annual, 1893
Customer Reviews Average Rating review
Stood well and endured the heat.
I planted this last year, it did very well. It was almost as sweet as some of the "sugar hybrids". It stood well and endured the heat.
Reviewed by: Ruth Ann Rogers from Dawson, GA. on 2/6/2016
Great Corn!
I've been planting Country Gentleman corn for the past three years. The stalks consistently produce 3-4 ears averaging 8-9 inches long. I harvested two ears yesterday that were 14 inches long each! Great tasting, prolific Corn. It's the only variety I grow.
Reviewed by: Craig Bailey from Pace, FL. on 7/18/2013
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