11 Top-Notch Sweet Corn Varieties For 2016

11 Top-Notch Sweet Corn Varieties For 2016

This month’s variety specs feature highlights 11 top-notch sweet corn varieties submitted to us from the nation’s leading seed breeders and distributors.

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Traits highlighted include superior eating quality, attractive husks, good resistance packages, and high yields. Read on for more details.

 

Rispens_2472 XR

2472 XR
Breeder: Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.
Distributor: Rispens Seeds, Inc.
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Bicolor, augmented supersweet (sh2)
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to common rust (RpG gene)
Days to maturity: 74
Yield potential: High
Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast, Midwest
Other attributes: Outstanding eating quality, attractive dark-green husk, large ear size, excellent husk cover

IFSI.com
RispensSeeds.com

 

 

Rupp_AP 426

AP426

Breeder: Crookham Co.
Distributor: Rupp Seeds
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Improved supersweet
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: Rust, northern corn leaf blight
Days to maturity: 79
Yield potential: High
Region(s) best suited for production: Midwest, Northeast
Other attributes: Exceptional flavor, beautiful kernel contrast, protective husk, abundant flags
Crookham.com
www.RuppSeeds.com

 

 

Siegers_Anthem XR 1

ANTHEM XR

Breeder: llinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.
Distributor: Siegers Seed Company
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Hybrid bicolor, supersweet (sh2)
Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to northern corn leaf blight, PsRp-G
Days to maturity: 73
Other attributes: 16- to 18-row count, 20-inch ear height, great eating quality, for shipping or fresh market
IFSI.com
Siegers.com

 

 

Seedway_AwesomeXR2774

Awesome XR2774

Breeder: Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.
Distributor: Seedway
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Bicolor, supersweet
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to common rust Rp1G; intermediate resistance to Stewart’s wilt
Days to maturity: 74
Yield potential: Excellent marketable yield
Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Other attributes: Sweet flavor, high quality
IFSI.com
SeedWay.com

 

 

Syngenta Cabo

CABO

Breeder: Syngenta
Ear length:
8 inches
Type:
Bicolor, supersweet
Fresh market/Processing:
Fresh market
Days to maturity:
78
Yield potential:
Consistent high yield
Region(s) best suited for production:
Widely adapted and performs well in most corn growing regions when managed properly
Other attributes:
Cabo is a large augmented supersweet variety with great tip fill.
Vegetables.Syngenta-us.com

 

 

Harris Cumberland

CUMBERLAND

Breeder: HM.CLAUSE
Distributor: Harris Seeds
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Augmented supersweet
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: Rust (Rp1-G)
Days to maturity: 77
Yield potential: Excellent
Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest
Other attributes: High quality, easy snap, bicolor, excellent husk with excellent tip cover
HMclause.com
HarrisSeeds.com

 

 

Seminis_EX 08767143

EX08767143

Breeder: Seminis
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Bicolor, sh2
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to common rust (Rp1D and RpG); intermediate resistance to Stewart’s wilt, northern corn leaf blight
Days to maturity: 81
Yield potential: High
Region(s) best suited for production: Eastern U.S.
Other attributes: Excellent shipper variety, attractive husk package, designed for growers who need the added level of insect protection
Seminis-US.com

 

 

A&C Glacial

GLACIAL

Breeder: Abbott & Cobb
Distributor: Harris Seeds, Siegers Seed, Jung Seed
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: High quality, sh2
Fresh market/Processing: Both
Days to maturity: 76
Yield potential: High
Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast and California
Other attributes: Large ears with good tip fill and incredible eating quality
AbbottCobb.com
JungSeed.com
HarrisSeeds.com
Siegers.com

 

Crookham Nirvana

NIRVANA

Breeder: Crookham Co.
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Augmented
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Days to maturity: 76
Yield potential: High
Region(s) best suited for production: North America
Other attributes: Exceptionally high eating quality, texture with strong vigor, easy snap with good kernel contrast, uniform rowing, good tip fill and holding power.
Crookham.com

 

 

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SS3778R

Breeder: Abbott & Cobb
Distributor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Bicolor, sh2, enhanced for better germ vigor
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: Inter-mediate resistance to common rust, Stewart’s wilt
Days to maturity: 76
Yield potential: 2 ears/plant
Region(s) best suited for production: Widely adapted to all of U.S., particularly well adapted to Northeast
Other attributes: Superior cool soil vigor, exceptional eating quality, strong plant
AbbottCobb.com
JohnnySeeds.com

 

 

Clifton SweetnessSWEETNESS

Breeder: Crookham Co.
Distributor: Clifton Seed Company
Ear length: 8 inches
Type: Synergistic
Fresh market/Processing: Fresh market
Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to common rust, Stewart’s wilt, northern corn leaf blight, maize dwarf mosaic virus
Days to maturity: 68
Yield potential: High
Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast
Other attributes: Excellent emergence and vigor
Crookham.com
CliftonSeed.com