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Home>Vegetable Seeds>Corn>Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn (Maize) Varieties
(Zea mays)

In Native American lore, maize (or corn as it is commonly called in the U.S.) was one of the "three sisters."  Along with beans and squash, the three sisters were planted and grown together, supporting each other in their life cycle and providing a very balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins and vegetable fats to their cultivators.

Sweet corn is the result of a natural spontaneous mutation of field corn that occurred sometime before recorded history.  Predating the arrival of Europeans in North America, it was cultivated by several Native American tribes.  A variety named 'Papoon' was raised by the Iroquois, and subsequently by settlers, by 1779.

Two of the oldest surviving white sweet varieties are 'Stowell's Evergreen' and 'Country Gentleman.'  The yellow sweet corn Golden Bantam was released in 1902 and has been popular ever since.

Sweet corn is now primarily grown for fresh, canned and frozen consumption and not used for flour or feed.  Its genetic makeup is such that it accumulates sugars while the kernels are immature.

For planting information and tips, click here.  For more information about corn, see the rest of the story at the bottom of this page.

Click on a variety's picture for more information and quantity pricing options.


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Ashworth Sweet Corn
Ashworth Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Aunt Mary's Sweet Corn
Aunt Mary's Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Black Mexican Sweet Corn
Black Mexican Sweet Corn
$2.95
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Blue Jade Dwarf Sweet Corn
Blue Jade Dwarf Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Bronze-Orange Corn
Bronze-Orange Corn
$2.95
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Country Gentleman Sweet Corn
Country Gentleman Sweet Corn
 (2)
$2.75
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Double Red Sweet Corn
Double Red Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Double Standard Sweet Corn
Double Standard Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Gill's Early White Market Sweet Corn<br><b>Available Soon</b>
Gill's Early White Market Sweet Corn
Available Soon
$3.25
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Golden Bantam Sweet Corn
Golden Bantam Sweet Corn
 (4)
$2.75
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Golden Bantam, Improved 12-Row Corn
Golden Bantam, Improved 12-Row Corn
 (1)
$2.75
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Hooker's Sweet Indian Sweet Corn
Hooker's Sweet Indian Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Howling Mob Sweet Corn
Howling Mob Sweet Corn
$3.25
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Midnight Snack Sweet Corn
Midnight Snack Sweet Corn
$2.95
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Orchard Baby Sweet Corn
Orchard Baby Sweet Corn
 (1)
$3.75
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About Corn (Maize)

Native American corn was the genetic foundation of all other corn varieties.  "Indian" corn is rarely grown in the garden today.  Columbus was one of the first Europeans to see maize or corn.  The Pueblo Indians were raising irrigated corn in the American Southwest when Coronado visited in 1540.  The settlers at Jamestown were taught how to raise it in 1608 and in 1620, it helped to keep the Pilgrims alive over winter.  Corn cobs were found in Tehucan, Mexico that date back 7000 years.