9 Must-Have Sweet Corn Varieties

9 Must-Have Sweet Corn Varieties

This month’s Variety Specs feature highlights nine 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, excellent kernel contrast, good resistance packages, and high yields. Read on for more details.

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  • Company: Siegers Seed Co.
  • Ear length: 7.5 to 8 inches
  • Type: Hybrid, bicolor supersweet type, Sh2
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Northern corn leaf blight, common rust Rp1-d, Stewart’s wilt
  • Days to maturity: 80
  • Yield potential: High yield potential for fresh and wholesale markets
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Southeast and Midwest
  • Other attributes: High sugar content and a strong clean plant. Easier pick compared to others on the market

Siegers.com


Aces

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  • Company: Abbott & Cobb
  • Ear length: 8 inches
  • Type: High Quality
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Common rust Rp1-GI; Intermediate resistance: Northern corn leaf blight
  • Days to maturity: 78
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Southeast, Midwest, Northeast
  • Other attributes: Main-season variety with high eating quality and tenderness. Excellent kernel color contrast and tip fill. Consistent performer

AbbottCobb.com


Anthem Xr

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  • Company: Stokes Seeds
  • Ear length: 8 inches
  • Type: Bicolor hybrid
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Common rust RpG, some tolerance to Northern corn leaf blight, Stewart’s Wilt
  • Days to maturity: 73
  • Yield potential: Good
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Canada, Northeast, Midwest
  • Other attributes: Snaps easily, good tip fill, good husk cover, easy to harvest

StokesSeeds.com


Cabo

Syngenta Cabo

  • Company: Syngenta
  • Ear length: 8 inches
  • Type: Supersweet bicolor
  • 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 offers superior eating quality and excellent adaptability. It is a large, augmented supersweet variety that combines consistent 8-inch ears with great tip fill

Syngenta-US.com/seeds/vegetables


Latte

Latte

  • Company: Rupp Seeds, Rispens Seeds
  • Ear length: 7.5 inches to 8 inches
  • Type: Synergistic bicolor
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Days to maturity: 68
  • Yield potential: Good
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Midwest and Northeast
  • Other attributes: A new first early variety with excellent ear length. A good eating quality corn that includes a dark-green husk package. From Seneca Vegetable Research

Rispensseeds.com


Ranier

CornRainier

  • Company: Harris Seeds
  • Ear length: 7.75 to 8 inches
  • Type: Bicolor augmented-supersweet
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Days to maturity: 73
  • Yield potential: Very good
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest
  • Other attributes: Very good eating quality, clean 6-foot plants, easy snap ears

HarrisSeeds.com


SS2742

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  • Company: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • Ear length: 7 inches
  • Type: Modified supersweet (sh2)
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Northern corn leaf blight, rust
  • Days to maturity: 75
  • Yield potential: Two ears per plant
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Widely adapted, does well in the North
  • Other attributes: Greatly improved seedling vigor and seed storage life compared to other sh2 varieties. Excellent flavor with sweet and tender kernels. Excellent husk protection and tip fill, and good color contrast between the white and yellow kernels

JohnnySeeds.com


SV9813SC

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  • Company: Seminis
  • Ear length: 8 inches
  • Type: White Sh2
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to common rust Rp1D, RpG
  • Days to maturity: 79
  • Yield potential: Good
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Midwest, Northeast
  • Other attributes: First white sweet corn option in the Performance Series trait package that provides protection from key above-and below-ground pests. Consistent performer with a high-quality ear and an attractive husk

Seminis-us.com


Sweetness

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  • Company: Crookham Co.
  • Ear length: 8 inches
  • Type: Synergistic
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh market
  • Days to maturity: 68
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Mid-to Northern latitudes
  • Other attributes: Early variety with excellent emergence and vigor. Nice package with exceptional eating quality

Crookham.com