Hawaiian Sugar Sweet Corn
The OG Hawaiian Sweet Corn. Bred by sugarcane breeder Albert Mangelsdorf in 1947 who crossed a sweet corn from Puerto Rico (which had resistance gene to Maize Mosaic Virus) with 'Golden Bantam' and 'Ioana' and then carried out several generations of selection for ear rot resistance and Maize Mosaic Virus. It is in the background of many tropical sweet corn varieties. This is an "old fashioned" sweet corn with the su (sugary) mutation. This means it is not as sweet as supersweet corns but it has more of the creamy texture of older times. It loses sweetness quickly after being picked.
Corn is best planted in a block style planting for optimal pollination. When growing the Brittle 9 sweet corn it is wise to protect it from cross-pollinating with other corn varieties. You can do this by timing your plantings of different varieties two to three weeks apart.
Planting Depth: 1"
Sun: Full Sun
Days to Maturity: 65 to 70
Photo credit: USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network