Corn, Stowells Evergreen Sweet (Zea mays) - 30 Seeds

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This white variety was first developed in Burlington, New Jersey in 1848 by Nathaniel Newman Stowell. As a farmer, Stowell spent some years refining this variety, which was developed by crossing Menomony Soft Corn and Northern Sugar Corn. One close friend purchased two ears of seed corn for $4 in the fall of 1855, on the understanding that the seed would only be used for personal purposes. Later that year, Stowell's "friend" resold the same seed to Thoburn and Company for a whopping $20,00 which is the equivalent to nearly $800,000 today. It was then released commercially and now with over 160 years of history, this delightful white sweet corn variety is regarded as the "King of All White Sweet Corn Varieties". In addition to producing 9-inch ears with 16 to 20 rows of plump, sweet white kernels, Stowell's Evergreen matures over a long period of time, extending the normal harvest time.

•Known as the King of All White Sweet Corn
•American grown seeds
•Open Pollinated
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Growing Instructions:
Begin by sowing corn seeds directly outdoors once temps have warmed to 60° in soil pH 6 to 6.5. Sow 1-2" deep with 4" between seeds and 30 inches between rows. The general rule of thumb is to grow at least 4 10 foot rows to assist it's pollination by wind. It takes roughly 30 seeds to sow a 10 foot row. When choosing a site in your garden, keep the sun in mind; these tall stalks have potential to block the sunlight from other plants. While growing, the crops will need one to one and a half inches of water per week. Corn is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and is tolerant of a wide variety of soils. Corn is a heavy nitrogen feeder, so planting in beds which previously contained nitrogen-fixing crops such as beans, peas, etc. can give plants a boost.

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