Early sweet corn varieties

wiediger wiediger at msn.com
Sun Jul 14 08:43:48 EDT 2002

We really like Bodacious as our first early.  It's not as early as some of
the really early corns, but over the years, we have found that those really
short days to maturity corns are just not good sweet corn - especially for
sale.  The ears are too small, and the customers don't like it.  So we plant
Bodacious which is 75 days.  We sacrifice just a few days to maturity, but
have a real ear of corn - either for ourselves or for customers.

Paul and Alison Wiediger
Au Naturel Farm

----- Original Message -----
From: <pam at twinoaks.org>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:05 PM
Subject: [market-farming] Early sweet corn varieties

> I'd like to find a better sweet corn variety for our first planting
> before I order seeds for next year. We grew Spring Treat, but
> although it germinated well, and survived a very late frost, it didn't
> yield well - raggedy little plants, lots of Corn Ear Worm. Maybe the
> variety isn't suited to central Virginia..... The later plantings (Kandy
> Plus, Kandy Korn and Silver Queen) look fine.
> Can anyone recommend a good one? I don't want a
> Supersweet, but I'm OK with a hybrid.
> Thanks
> Pam Dawling
> Twin Oaks Community
> 138 Twin Oaks Road, Louisa, Virginia 23093
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