My humble apologies; I forgot to send out the answers you sent in a
while ago to the question "what are your favorite early, mid and late
sweet corn varieties?' Good thing a grower reminded me to do so (I need
all the help I can get). See many of you tomorrow at the annual meeting
in Montpelier! should be well over 100 growers there.
"Being that we are organic a main limiting criteria is availability of
un-treated seed. With that in mind, here goes: Early for flavor and
vigor: Temptation. Main season: Mystique, but it is too finicky and not
so vigorous, but Montauk has great flavor and vigor. Late season: Cameo."
"Early to latest: Mystique, Providence, Montauk."
"Three of my favorites that I plant every year are Temptation, Mystique,
"Brocade. I would not say that I am a corn grower, only about 1/4 acre
last year, and not much experiance with corn, but it grew well and had
good flavor. I tried early season varieties and did not like any that I
tried as the ears were all small. Better to wait another week or 10 days."
"Trinity, Montauk, & Cameo."
"Best early sweet corn for me is Vitality (65 day Synergistic SE -
Bicolor). Best midseason sweet corn for me is Montauk (79 day
Synergistic SE - Bicolor). Best late season sweet corn for me is
Incredible (85 day SE - Yellow) All are purchased through Rupp's Seeds Inc."
"Honey Treat, Luscious, Incredible."
"Harris 1001-early, Montauk: midseason, Cameo or Providence: late. All
have good germ on our soils and nice quality eating traits. I donít like
sh2 or grow them."
"Luscious, Lancelot, Silver Queen."
"Top 3 here are 277A Xtra-Tender, Awesome and Providence. 277A has given
me a bit of trouble in early plantings, but only once in 6 years.
"Trinity for early, Luscious for mid and Delectable for later. Really
liked Senaca Dancer for late but they have stopped it's production.
Would like a name of a 90 day good flavored late corn to replace it."
"As far as taste...early: Trinity, mid: Mystique, late: Cameo."
"The 2 sweet corn varieties I grow are both early. A 67 day (Frisky) a
synergistic and a 68 day (Trinity) a SE+. I stager my plantings
accordingly to have them through the season. They are smaller than the
later varieties however, people come to the stand for there flavor. They
do well in sandy soil. I also plant Silver queen for a white variety."