Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports
 

Date of this Version

1-1-2009

Keywords

variety trials, sweetcorn, sweet corn, vegetables, Zea mays

Abstract

"Indiana growers harvested sweet corn for fresh market sales from 5,400 acres in 2007, according to the Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield was 85 cwt/A (202 crates/A) and the crop had a total value of $10.5 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, appearance, and agronomic characteristics. This paper reports on 15 sweet corn cultivars with sh2 endosperm, including varieties described as supersweet and augmented supersweet, that were evaluated at the Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Center in Wanatah, Indiana"

Comments

Originally published in Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2008. Compiled by Elizabeth T. Maynard. Bulletin No. 2008-B18404. Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Office of Agricultural Research Programs, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana. January 2009.

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