Sweet Corn (Maize) Varieties
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In Native American lore, maize (or corn as it is commonly called in the U.S.) was one of the "three sisters." Corn seed, along with beans and squash, 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 believed to be 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 called 'Papoon' was raised by the Iroquois, and subsequently by settlers, by 1779. 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.

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Black Mexican Sweet Corn
Used early as sweet corn but allowed to mature, can be used dried for meal.
$3.25
Buhl Sweet Corn<br><b>SOLD OUT - Please Check Back</b>
The golden-yellow kernels are milky and sweet at the fresh eating stage and has a classic, old-timey corn flavor.
$3.25
Country Gentleman Sweet Corn
One of the most popular white sweet corn varieties of the early 20th Century.
$2.75
Double Red Sweet Corn
Beautiful purple stalks produce two, sweet ears each. The kernels are an intense purple color.
$3.25
Gill's Early White Market Sweet Corn
Very early, 10-inch ears containing 12-rows of tender, sweet, white colored kernels.
$3.25
Golden Bantam Sweet Corn<br><b>SOLD OUT - Please Check Back</b>
The most popular yellow sweet corn among home gardener's since the beginning of the twentieth century.
$2.75
Golden Bantam, Improved 12-Row Sweet Corn<br><b>SOLD OUT - Please Check Back</b>
An improved version of 'Golden Bantam' with larger ears that stay tender longer.
$2.75
Midnight Snack Sweet Corn
Very sweet and flavorful. Light colored when fresh, dried to a deep blue-black.
$3.25
Orchard Baby Sweet Corn
Short plants, 5-6 inch ears, that have 8-10 rows of sweet, yellow kernels.
$3.25
Painted Hill Sweet Corn
Multi-colored sweet corn for short seasons.
$3.25
Six Shooter Sweet Corn<br><b>SOLD OUT - Please Check Back</b>
Very productive - up to six full-sized ears of delicious, sweet kernels packed with old-time corn flavor.
$3.25
Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn
Oldest named sweet corn variety; 8-inch ears produce from 10-14 rows of sweet, white, tender kernels.
$2.75
Sunshine Sweet Corn
Early maturing, productive, delicious old-time golden sweet corn originally introduced in 1927.
$3.25
Triple Play Sweet Corn
An early maturing, bi- or tri-color eared variety that is delicious, sweet and packed with old-time corn flavor.
$3.25
Will's Early June Sweet Corn<br><b>SOLD OUT - Please Check Back</b>
Very early maturing, 6-inch long with 8-rows of beautiful, tender, sweet, white kernels.
$3.25
Yukon Chief Sweet Corn
Early maturing; developed to germinate and grow better in cooler soils.
$3.25
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