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Sweet Corn, New Mama Super Sweet (Organic)

Zea mays. Super Sweet. 80-90 days.

One of the first open pollinated super sweet (Sh2) corns! Medium-large ears have yellow, truly super sweet kernels, and hold their flavor once picked. Still a little variable in maturity and color with some pale yellow kernels, but we think this may be necessary to maintain vigor as corn does poorly with inbreeding. Selected from crosses made between a Tim Peters super sweet called White Sugar and an early release yellow super sweet from Friedemann Ebner of Sativa Rheinau in Switzerland. Because Andrew borrowed so much from Tim and Friedemann, who themselves borrowed so much from the corn breeders before them, he almost called this one “Borrowed Tune.” That name didn’t quite ring true, though. And then with so many of our friends becoming new mamas, we couldn’t resist – this “Sh2” is for the mamas!

1 oz ≈ 200 seeds
$3.90

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4 oz ≈ 800 seeds.
$10.80

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1 lb
$34.00

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5 lbs
$150.00

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Corn does best when direct sown 1” deep, spaced at 12” centers, but can be planted as close as 8″ apart if given enough fertility. If sowing early in cold soil we recommend soaking seed overnight in water before sowing. Sow once danger of frost has passed. For optimal pollination do not plant a single row, instead plant 3-4 rows in blocks of at least 100 plants. Use row cover to protect emerging seedlings from birds and insects.

Seed Saving

Harvest cobs for grain or seed when stalks are brown and ears are dry. Fold husk back and leave indoors to finish drying completely. Remove kernels by rubbing two cobs together, or by hand. Test for dryness with a hammer; dry kernels shatter. Isolate from other corn by distance –1 mile – or time, two weeks – between sowings.

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Richard G

    sweet!

    Richard G

    Where did you grow this variety? California

    I grew this in my organic garden in Santa Paula, Ca in 2016. It was grown in soil amended with compost , composted horse manure and some organic soybean meal. It grew very well and was sweet and lasted pretty long on the plants. It also came on over time so not all at once. It was sweet and pretty big. I recommend it and it was an OP which I like.

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  2. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Philip Z

    Good corn

    Philip Z

    Where did you grow this variety? Northeastern US

    I raised this in my garden a couple of years ago in zone 6 in CT. The ears were somewhat smaller than I would have liked but it had a very good corn taste and it held very well. My family used to grow sweet corn for the local market so I’m somewhat particular as to what I eat. This one was very good and if I were going to raise corn for market again, I would definitely consider this variety. I wish the tips were a bit more tight to protect against ear worms but they are endemic here during the season regardless of the type of corn you grow (field, flint, or sweet).

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  3. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Esther W

    I love my MAMA!

    Esther W (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Northeastern US

    Instead of growing an F1 Hybrid Sh2 corn last year (2017), I decided to give New Mama a try. I was NOT sorry. New Mama is a very sturdy corn that stands up well to the summer storms we have here in Central Pennsylvania (very few stalks were knocked over by the wind), and the flavor is nothing less than delicious. Good yielder too. I am ordering again for my 2018 garden. I especially love the fact that New Mama is open source and I am going to try and save some of the seeds this year.

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Jamie

    Super sweet and delicious!

    Jamie (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    I grew this corn for the first time this year (2019). I couldn’t be happier with how the plants grew or how the corn tastes! This is SWEET corn!
    After 4 years of failed organic corn crops, I am SO thrilled with good sweet corn!
    Most of the stalks grew 2 ears. One very large, and one small-med.
    I recommend this corn to everyone!

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  5. One person found this helpful
    min106.mr

    Sweet but not prolific

    min106.mr (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Europe

    The best tasting sweetcorn I gave ever grown but rarely more than one ear per stalk.. I just gave to plant more! Cans very well.

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  6. Akosua

    Overwhelmingly Impressed

    Akosua (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Canada

    I’m so glad I found an OP super sweet corn. I’ve had so many pest and health issues with hybrid corn but New Mama Super Sweet was happy enough with my homemade compost and compost tea. We’re nearly ready to harvest our first corn and it’s not even August.

    We’re in Ontario, Canada, zone 4b, hot and humid summers. We started them from seed indoors mid- May and transplanted them 2 weeks later. Covered them with plastic to protect from a late last frost and they paid us handsomely for the extra work.

    I haven’t even tasted the corn yet but I know for sure I’ll grow it again!!

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  7. Julie D.

    My worst corn crop ever

    Julie D. (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Southeastern US

    Grown in WV
    I have been gardening for over 25 years, and this was the worst crop of corn I’ve ever grown. Germination was excellent, but more than half the stalks failed to produce even a single ear, or even silks, despite the entire patch tasseling at the same time. The stalks that did produce bore only one ear with most being 6″ or less. From 1 lb of seed planted I was able to harvest only 2 bushels.
    The corn has a wonderful corn flavor and is truly super sweet, but the kernels were a bit tough, even on ears that weren’t very mature. I was so excited for an open pollinated super sweet corn, but I didn’t even bother to save seed because I won’t be growing this variety again. I need a dependable producer to feed my family and New Mama doesn’t make the cut.

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  8. anakamines

    WInner in our OP corn trial

    anakamines (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    This OP sweet corn variety was by far the best in earliness, taste, and texture in our trial of 4 different OP corn varieties. Great job with this breeding project, and the breeders that came before, too!

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