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Hawaiian Sugar Sweet Corn

Hawaiian Sugar Sweet Corn


Zea Mays

Open Pollinated


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.



Planting Depth: 1"

Spacing: 12"

Sun: Full Sun

Days to Maturity: 65 to 70


Photo credit: USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network 

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