Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Stowells Evergreen Sweet Corn
Zea mays Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn (95 days)
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
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 aboutStowell'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.
I've purchased Stowells previously from you. The corn is tasty and freezes well. This year, I planted 1# of seed May 2. The seedlings are ~3" tall today (May 25). Looks like about 75% germination. This could be due to wet, cool early spring conditions we were experiencing here in the Mid-South. Still, looks like I'll get a good harvest. If so, I'll save some ears for replanting in 2021.
Amazing sweet corn!
We grew about 30 plants of the Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn (growing zone 6b). I started them around Mother's Day. We had about 97% germination & grew 2 other varieties of corn. This was our favorite!!! It was crisp & sweet. We'll be growing much more of it in 2019! It worked great for eating fresh & for freezing.
Struggled to grow
All of the corn I planted grew - however, most of them are tiny and only a few are producing ears.
Next time I'll make sure to fertilize them well at least every month.
No issues with pests. These plants have withstood many storms in my area and seem to be pretty happy.