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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: 16
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
grandee
Location:
Chapel Hill, TN, United States
Date:
July 9, 2017
          5.0
 
review update from Sept 2016
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? stored well over winter

What are the cons? none so far

Review:

Planted the saved seed from last yrs crop. Coming up well. Nice and tall. Not tasseled yet as I planted late to avoid any cross breeding with neighbors corn. Again getting two extra stocks from the bottom of each stalk. Looking forward to see the yield.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Yampah
Location:
Hot Springs, SD, United States
Date:
January 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Reply to Grandpas Garden Boy
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? (not a product review)

What are the cons? (not a product review)

Review:

Grandpas Garden Boy -- Regarding "young plants that just 'curled' back down towards the ground" is highly indicative of herbicide damage, particularly systemic herbicides. It is not indicative of "mutation." Most herbicides are quite persistent (years) in the soil and some broadleaf herbicides are virtually non-biodegradable (microbes can't disassemble them), so they will persist indefinitely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 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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22 out of 22 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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8 out of 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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