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Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn

  • Stowell's sweet corn is a variety of sweet corn that is known for its excellent flavor and texture. It was developed by Nathan Stowell, a farmer from New Jersey, in the early 19th century. Stowell's sweet corn is an open-pollinated variety, meaning that it can be saved and replanted year after year without losing its desirable traits.


    Stowell's sweet corn is known for its rich, sweet flavor and tender, juicy kernels. The kernels are slightly larger and more irregularly shaped than those of modern hybrid varieties, which some people find more appealing.


    Days to Maturity: 90 Days

    Seeds per pack: 30

    • Growing requirements: Stowell's sweet corn requires full sun, well-drained soil, and warm temperatures to grow successfully. It is a warm-season crop that is typically grown in the summer months. Seeds should be sown directly in the garden once the soil has warmed up and all danger of frost has passed.

    • Planting: Stowell's sweet corn should be planted in a location with good air circulation and plenty of space. Plant seeds in blocks rather than rows to encourage pollination. Space plants 12-15 inches (30-38 cm) apart in rows that are 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart.

    • Watering and fertilizing: Stowell's sweet corn requires regular watering and fertilizing to grow successfully. Water deeply once a week or more frequently during hot, dry weather. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.

    • Pest and disease management: Stowell's sweet corn is susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including corn earworm, cutworms, and corn smut. Use insecticidal soap or other organic pest control methods to manage pests, and remove and destroy any plants that show signs of disease.

    • Harvesting: Stowell's sweet corn is typically ready to harvest 90 days after planting, depending on the weather conditions and other factors. The ears should be harvested when the silk is brown and the kernels are plump and tender. Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut the ear from the stalk.

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