(Zea mays) In the early 1800s, after years of refining this strain,
Nathaniel Newman Stowell sold two ears of seed
for $4.00 to a friend who agreed to use it only for
his private use. His “friend” then sold the seed for
$20,000. Stowell’s variety is still the leading white
sweet corn for home gardens and market growers.
Ears grow 8-9" long, 1-2 ears per stalk, holds well.
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost
has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant
in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin
seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does
best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. ± 2,300 seeds/lb