For years, we searched for an open-pollinated sweet corn with early maturity, strong emergence in cool-soils and excellent flavor. New Mama Sweet Corn is the full package. Medium to large, well-filled ears with yellow kernels that hold their sweetness long after picking. This is one of the first truly super sweet (sh2), open-pollinated sweet corns out there, bred by the folks at Adaptive Seeds. They selected it from crosses made between a Tim Peters super sweet called White Sugar and an early release yellow super sweet from Friedemann Ebner of Sativa Rheinau in Switzerland. Another wonderful example of the never-ending, multigenrational power of plant breeding.
Days to Maturity: 80-90
Latin Name: Zea mays
Life Cycle for Seed Saving: Annual
Direct seed New Mama Sweet Corn in May or when soil temperature has exceeded 60°, or start indoors two weeks beforehand. Seeding depth: 1/2″. Seeding rate: 4″, thin or transplant to 8-12″. Row spacing: 36″
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!