Six Shooter Sweet Corn
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Six Shooter Sweet Corn

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0.5 ounce

Very productive - up to six full-sized ears of delicious, sweet kernels packed with old-time corn flavor.
Six Shooter Certified Naturally Grown Seed
Sweet Corn

85 days — Under the right growing conditions, 'Six Shooter', as its name implies, can "shoot" up to six full-sized ears on one stalk. Here on the farm in the Northern Willamette Valley of Oregon, the stalks reach about eight feet tall to the tip of the tassel and produce three to four large ears each. Along with multiple ears per stock, like many old corn varieties, 'Six Shooter' will also produce tillers (side shoots). Unlike "suckers," tillers do not sap energy from the main stalk and should be left. As an added bonus, these side shoots yield up to two smaller ears, making this a very productive variety.

Its ears have 10 to 14 rows of white, firm, small, sweet and delicious kernels. Our original seed sample was sent to us by David Pendergrass (TN PE D) in 2003. His family had been growing it in Tennessee since the early 1970s from seed originally purchased from the old R. H. Shumway Seed Company. It was commercially introduced by them in about 1968. Approximately 65 seeds per 0.5 ounce.

- Rare and in Limited Supply -
Wow. It's August 4 and the stalks are about nine feet tall. They were planted on May 20. Most have three ears on them, a few only have two ears but they all look good. I hope I can get to them before the deer do. The first ones should be ready later this week.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from New Kensington, PA. on 8/4/2019
Although I did not get six ears, I did get three or four of the sweetest corn.
I did close spacing. One plant per square foot, as I use a square foot garden spacing. Although I did not get six ears, I did get three or four of the sweetest corn. My husband and I are enjoying it from the freezer this February.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Central Pennsylvania. on 2/7/2020
Very beautiful pink silks on many of the developing cobs. A lot of plants set 3-4 ears. I am really excited to keep growing this plant to see its full genetic potential. Delicious sweet corn! Thank you!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Baltimore, Maryland. on 10/26/2020
We grew this variety for the first time in the 2020 gardening season. It was THE worst season I have ever seen, in 46 years of gardening! BUT this corn still put on 4 or 5 ears per stalk! Our plants didn't get very tall, and much of the corn didn't fill out as it would have in a better season, but what we did get was very tasty and sweet. We'll be growing this one again and hoping for a normal season this time around.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Independence, VA. on 2/1/2021
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