Sweet corn is simply delicious. You can use it everywhere. You can either eat it on its own with a bit of butter or you can use it in your food or your salads. The choice is yours. An old saying says: “Love what you grow and what you love will grow”. It applies everywhere.
Below we will give you tips on how to grow your corn, the different varieties that exist and top 5 corn recipes. You will choose which one is the right one for you or you could also combine and have more than one. Let’s have a look.
Sweet corn Varieties & Categories
There are different varieties of sweet corn. Which type of Swt. corn will you choose? It all depends on how fast you want them to grow. The size and the vigor of the corns is also something that you need to consider. Additionally, the height is important because if you leave in an area that is exposed to wind you wouldn’t want to have a tall variety.
There are different varieties and categories. There are 3 categories: the white hybrid seed, the bicolor hybrid sweet and the yellow hybrid sweet. Some of the varieties are the Aces, the Anthem Xr, the Cabo, the Ranier, and the Sweetness. These are some of the most well-known varieties, you will choose the right one for you.
1. The Aces
The Aces is a super sweet bicolor variety. It adapts very well to the soil and the climate and it has a good yield potential. The ears are from 8 to 8 ½ and they are quite easy to snap and they also have a green husk which is a great tip cover.
The kernel is amazing and the sweet corn has also dark green leaves. There are up to 18 rows of kernels. It needs 78 days in order to mature and the best regions to produce it are the Northeast, the Midwest, and the Southeast.
2. The Anthem Xr
The Antem Xr is another variety of sweet corn. What is great about this variety is that it is easy to harvest. It has the most 18 rows of white and yellow kernels, which makes it bicolor. The ears are large and they can reach 8”.
The ears are tender and they have a strong tip fill. This variety is covered with ample flags and dark green husk. It will take 73 days to reach maturity. It will grow best in the Midwest, Northeast and in Canada.
3. The Cabo
The Cabo sweet corn variety is bicolor too. It has small and tender kernels that are crunchy. The ears are 8” long and it needs 78 days in order to mature. The ears have got amazing tip fill. It adapts very easily the only thing that you need to do is to take good care of it.
4. The Ranier
The Ranier has ears that can be up to 8”. It is bicolor and it can adapt easily to the soil. You can snap the ears quite easily. Ranier has up to 18 rows of kernels. This one needs 73 days in order to mature. It grows best in the Midwest, in the Great Lakes and the Northeast.
5. The Sweetness
This variety has an amazing taste. The ears can have up to 16 rows of bicolor kernels. It needs 68 days in order to reach maturity and it has a great appearance and vigor. It will grow best from Mid to Northern latitudes. Finally, it has a solid tip fill and dark green cover.