Supersweet Sweet Corn Cultivar Evaluation for Northern Indiana, 2005
Elizabeth T. Maynard, Purdue University - Main CampusFollow
The Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service reports that sweet corn for fresh market sales was
harvested from 5,400 acres in Indiana in 2004 and had a total value of $11 million. Sweet corn
fields are located throughout the state. In Northern Indiana bicolor corn is most commonly
grown. Varieties with improved eating quality are of interest to both producers and consumers.
Producers are also interested in yield, ear size and appearance, and agronomic characteristics.
This paper reports on twenty sh2 sweet corn cultivars known as ‘supersweet’ or ‘enhanced’ or
‘augmented supersweet’ that were evaluated at the Pinney-Purdue Ag Center, Wanatah, IN.
variety trials, sweetcorn, sweet corn, vegetables, Zea mays
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