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Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn (75 seeds) (CN130) $3.00

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Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn

         
 
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This is among the oldest sweet corn that is still in production, predating 1949. It is still a favorite of many, producing tasty white kernels. The plants used to be pulled up when completely ripe, and hung upside-down in a cool pantry; the ears would last well into the winter, in a semi-fresh state. In 1873, the seeds sold for 25 cents per pint.
 
Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
grandee
Location:
Chapel Hill, TN, United States
Date:
September 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Cynthia
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Mild sweet corn taste

What are the cons? A few unsprouted seed

Review:

Wonderfully tall sweet corn with mostly two ears per stalk. Easy to grow, though about 20% seed didn't sprout. Good mild sweet corn taste, not terribly sweet as hybrids are. Saved six rows to mature to dry/dent state. Plan on grinding most for corn meal. Saved the best dried ears to replant next. year. As some reviews stated, I had a few stalks that produced 3-4 extra stalks from the bottom of the mother stalk. These produced tiny ears, some seed which is ok for grinding purposes. Will up date a review next spring after I plant the seeds. Also will review the flavor of our corn bread after grinding/baking.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Babbo
Location:
Bradford, OH, United States
Date:
July 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Growing Corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Good Production

What are the cons? None

Review:

I live in a rural part of of Ohio. I chose Stowell's Evergreen three years ago. It tastes like the old fashion sweet corn of days ago. Not like the super sweet corn of today. Produces well -most stalks have two ears. I also freeze it for winter enjoyment. I save seed from every year and keep at least three different seed corn years. This way I am breeding back to the parent, grandparent and great grandparent because my patch is small and I don't plant over 100 plants (recommended for seed saving). I am hoping that this works to keep enough genetic diversity as I can. It is critical to save seeds from many corn plants to maintain genetic diversity in your seed corn and to prevent inbreeding depression, a condition that causes new corn to be short and produce few ears. I also choose Stowell's because it is white and dented - both recessive traits. It's easy to spot the cross breeding with the local yellow field corn to help maintain purity as I am surrounded by it every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Grandpas Garden Boy
Location:
Fife Lake, MI, United States
Date:
April 8, 2016
          3.0
 
variable results
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? 2 big ears per plant

What are the cons? young plants curly deformed

Review:

I grew this in KY for two years I was very pleased, Big Plants big ears, two per stalk. Yes it's not real sweet but I'll take the trade in good production any day! But... after Moving back to my MI home my seed (or something) was growing young plants that just "curled" back down towards the ground? I'd try to un-furl the new leaves and the center of the plant just clogged up and turned down again. About 10 to 20 % of the plants did this. I also did not get those second ears...even though the plants grew 8-9' tall the second ear didn't mature. Don't know why the mutation problem. I was collecting my own seed for 4 years going. Always collected the best from the best! I even ordered some new seed last year (2015) thinking that would correct the problem, nope! Thought I had found my favorite open pollinated variety and now I'm looking for something new. By the way, I didn't find any bugs.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MMMbbbqqq
Location:
Strafford, MO, United States
Date:
August 1, 2015
          2.0
 
Stowells in SW MO 2015
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy grow & productivity

What are the cons? Zero Flavor

Review:

10 feet tall stalks. Large full cobs of corn. I picked some kind of early that wasn't fully mature because that is how I pick other corn as I like it very tender. It looked like corn - had the texture and feel of corn, but the only flavor was the butter & salt I put on it. I waited a week picked some more - same results though the corn was at it's peak. Then picked some even later hoping it would eventually get some sweetness or corn flavor of any kind. Zero flavor for me here in SW MO. It would make a good survival food as it's so productive and would be better than eating things that taste bitter or are slimy or are lower in calories so that is why I gave it 2 stars overall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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30 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jay
Location:
Indiana, PA
Date:
February 9, 2014
          5.0
 
awesome corn
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? enormous ears

What are the cons? tough

Review:

This corn grew to over 12 ft. tall. I have grown corn for yr. (in town) and I have never seen ears so huge. Must pick as soon as ready, the earlier the better or the corn is very tough and not even good for freezing or making into creamed corn. Nothing saves it from growing to long except picking a bit early. My neighbors were all very impressed at the size of the stalks and ears. This was grown in a "new garden" so I was really impressed! Better to have a few kernals not fully formed than to allow all to be formed and get dry and tough.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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