High Carotene Sweet Corn
Zea mays subsp. mays
Origin: Paradise, Utah
Improvement status: Landrace
Seeds per packet: ~100
Germination tested 11/2021: 87%
Life cycle: Annual
We're so excited to be offering this very special, utterly unique corn from Joseph Lofthouse. If Joseph says this is the best, you'd best believe him. Here are his notes on this amazing sweet corn: "I love, love, love the taste of carotenes in my food! Deep orange kernels with high levels of beta-carotene. The best tasting sweet corn that I grow. su. Promiscuously pollinated. A sweet corn selected out of a hybrid between a high carotene South American flint, and Lofthouse Astronomy Sweet corn. Variety preservation protocol: Cull any cobs with white kernels, or colored pericarp. Cull any red, purple, or gray seeds. The high carotene trait is an ancient public domain trait that is obvious and not novel, making this trait inelligible for patenting."
GROWING TIPS: Direct seed after danger of last frost in rows about 3 feet apart, plants could end up 10-15 inches apart.