Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn

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Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn (95 days)

1 oz seed packet about 50-60 seeds.

Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn was originally developed by Nathaniel Newman Stowell of Burlington, New Jersey in 1848.  Stowell was a farmer and spent some years refining this variety, which he developed by crossing Menomony Soft Corn and Northern Sugar Corn.

In the fall of 1855, he sold just two ears of seed corn to a close friend for four dollars, on the agreement that the seed was for personal use only. Stowell's "friend" then re-sold the same seed for a whopping $20,000 to Thoburn and Company who released the variety commercially in late 1856.

This delicious white sweet corn is regarded as the "King of All White Sweet Corn Varieties", has been popular for over 162 years.   Stowell's Evergreen matures slowly over a long period, extending the usual harvest and produces 9 inch ears with 16 to 20 rows of plump, sweet white kernels.

"The best known and best loved of all the late sweet corns"...1912

Learn how to grow the absolute best corn!

1884 D.M. Ferry Seed Co. Catalog says about Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn...
"This variety is intermediate in its season, and if planted at the same time with earlier kinds, will keep the table supplied till October.  It is hardy and productive, very tender and sugary, remaining in a condition suitable for boiling a long time."

1918 Alneer Bros. Seed Co. Catalog says about Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn...
"A well known good late sort of excellent quality."

1933 R.H. Shumway Seed Co. Catalog says about Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn...
"the standard late variety, widely grown by market gardeners, and poplar for the home garden and for canning.  the stalks are 7 to 7.5 feet tall, producing ears about 8 inches long with 14 to 20 closely packed rows.  kernels are very deep, white, tender, and sweet flavored.  This type remains in the table condition longer than most others."

*Please be aware that a negative test result, while not guaranteeing genetic purity, greatly improves your chances that the seed is NOT contaminated with Genetically Engineered (GE) traits .  PCR Analysis tests are costly, but we are committed to our stance on GE contamination in our seed.

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per ounce

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1-2" 100 70-80 4-8 12-24" 6-8" 15 lb. Full

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Planting Tips:

When to Plant Heirloom Corn Seed:  The most common mistake people make is planting corn seed too early and the seed rots in the cold soil.  Heirloom corn is believed to have originated in Mexico.  If you are thinking margaritas, palm trees and hot sandy beaches you are on the right track.  Heirloom corn hates the cold.  There are a few corn varieties that you can put in the soil when its below 65 degrees, but not many.  If you want to get a jump start on corn then plant in the greenhouse and transplant corn to the garden later when ALL DANGER OF FROST IS PAST.  Do not let these corn  transplants get much bigger than 4-6"s or they will not develop properly later.  Make sure what you plant your corn seed in has nice deep trays and try not to disturb the roots too much when transplanting your heirloom corn seedlings.

Planting heirloom corn seed: 
Corn does best on a deep, well-drained soil which has an abundant and uniform supply of water throughout the growing season. 

Fertilization:  The Indians were dead on planting a fish under every corn plant.  Heirloom corn is a greedy feeder and will produce much better with an ample supply of nitrogen.  I plant plenty of fava beans in the spring and chop them into the ground a few weeks before I plant corn seed.  Fava's put amazing amounts of nitrogen into the ground naturally and without harsh chemicals.  I also work in plenty of composted manure and a bit of bone/blood meal.   Many folks use alfalfa in the same way as fava beans fro excellent results with corn..

Bulk Heirloom Corn Seed For Sale:  You will find many of our heirloom corns in bulk quantities for sale.  We have tried hard to locate as many quality heirloom corn varieties as possible.  The greatest expense these days is shipping bulk heirloom corn wholesale because of the high fuel prices and the heavy weight of bulk corn quantities.  

Seeding Rate:

22,000-25,000 plants/acre, 9-12 lb. per acre.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

Developmenalt Problems:

Many strange things can happen to corn when it is developing from seed emergence to harvest time.  This poster (to the right) from Ohio State University gives you a good illustration of what can and does happen.

This link from OSU is an excellent resource for troubleshooting potential issues with your corn as well: http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/corn/specialist-announcements/ear-abnormalities/troubleshooting-abnormal-corn-ears-and-related-disorders#LowTemp

 

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