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    Your Favorite Sweet Corn Varieties?

    Planning the 2019 garden and wanting to try some different sweet corn varieties. I always grow Peaches & Cream and Illini Sweet (those are what my dad always grew). Some of it is eaten fresh, some frozen, some canned and some sold on roadside stand at end of driveway. What’s everyone’s favorite varieties? How long of a window do you have to harvest and how long does it keep after picking? I do plant several different times, weather permitting, from May to June here in central Indiana.
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    In case are not aware, you have to pay attention to the sugar types: su, se, sh2, sy. I understand that cross pollination between incompatible types makes for poorer taste. I have a couple of Su types that I do not care for, HYB EARLIVEE and HYB SUGAR & GOLD. It's OK but we are going to try something else. We are kind of limited with a short growing season here. I'm sure that you can find better choices for your area.

    We had some Hybrid Northern Xtra Sweet (sh2) from Gurney's and Dege's Extra Sweet not sure of the type) from Dege's a great place to buy garden stuff in Maplewood, MN before they shut down. Those were both good. And MN had a better corn growing weather than our present location in MT.

    Here, we usually have 2 or 3 weeks from beginning of picking to frost. Where we lived about 50 miles from here, we had corn from the 55 day variety, the 60 day variety froze before it was ready. That was the year Mt St Helen's blew her top. The summer was way cooler than normal probably due to all the ash in the upper atmosphere.

    Happy corn hunting.

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    First corn we ever planted was Illini Xtra Sweet back in 1970 when it was just starting out. Hard to get the seeds then. Haven't had a garden the last couple of years, but our favorite was Yellow Mirai. Hard to get the seeds sometimes. I see a trend here...

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    Growing up we always planted Silver Queen. It’s always been tasty. Incredible isn’t bad either.


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    Honey Select. It's almost as good frozen as it is fresh.
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    I did not like what the local farm store offered last season,,,
    so, I ordered off of Amazon,,,

    Amazon.com : Peaches Outdoor

    The results were perfect,,



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    X2 on the Silver Queen but I liked the Avalon I planted last year as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    X2 on the Silver Queen but I liked the Avalon I planted last year as well.
    X3 on Silver Queen but every time I try to grow it, I end up with galls on the ears called "corn smut". Can't seem to get rid of it. I tried some Silver King and had better success but it's not quite as good. Someone said to try some Ambrosia so I may do that this year.
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    Stowell's Evergreen.
    Dad would plant 10 acres of it - with a 1947 Farmall H - for us 4 kids to pick and sell at the house.
    We'd put up a sign on the road north of Peculiar, Missouri and sell wagon loads at .25¢ a dozen. This was mid-late 60s and early 70s.
    Used to have a guy who drove a Kitty Clover potato chip truck stop and give us several big bags for a grocery sack of corn....we never got potato chips so that was a big deal to us kids!
    We'd eat that corn right there in the field....it was that sweet.
    It's one of the oldest heirloom sweet corns you can still buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post
    Honey Select. It's almost as good frozen as it is fresh.
    This is what we buy at the stand, best sweet corn we’ve ever had.


    I haven’t planted sweet corn in years, now everything I plant is in raised beds. I have thought about planting some corn in the raised beds just to see how it does.....the gears are turning.......
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