Encouraging home gardening and seed saving since 1986

Sweet Corn


Since almost all the sweet corn you can buy today is hybrid, it seemed important to offer a basic selection of open pollinated cultivars. All the sweet corns we offer are at least a hundred years old, except for Simonet, which dates from the 70’s or earlier, and was bred in Alberta by Robert Simonet for our short growing season.

Simonet

Our main sweet corn, and the most popular of all our seeds, is Simonet, developed by Robert Simonet of Edmonton. It has full sized ears and excellent flavour. We usually start harvesting at the beginning of August.

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Price(s): $4.00, $7.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams, 125 grams
Orchard Baby

Orchard Baby is a short early variety yielding two 5”-6” ears with sweet yellow kernels. The variety comes from Native American tribes from the northern US great plains and was introduced into the seed trade by Oscar Will Seed Co. over 100 years ago.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Early Golden Bantam

Golden Bantam was developed by J.G. Picket in Massachusetts in 1902. It is still the standard for open-pollinated yellow sweet corn. The 5”-7” ears have excellent flavour but mature a bit late here in Saskatchewan. We are offering Early Golden Bantam (C), one of a number of strains developed in its more than 100 year history.

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Price(s): $4.00, $7.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams, 125 grams
Luther Hill

Luther Hill is an early white sweet corn that produces 3”-5” ears on short plants. It was developed by Luther Hill of Andover Township, New Jersey, about 1902.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Blue Jade

Blue Jade is an early blue sweet corn. Each dwarf plant bears 2-3 small cobs. The kernels turn from white to steel blue. A seemingly unique variety indeed.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
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