Corn Seeds

Grow Corn Seeds at Home

Enjoy corn-on-the-cob, corn salsa, corn chowder and corn salad fresh from your garden! Ready to sow, these white, yellow or bi-color sweet corn seeds are either regular sweet corn (high-yielding with old-fashioned flavor), sugar-enhanced sweet corn (sweeter than regular strains with a creamy, tender texture), super sweet corn (twice the sweetness of regular corn, holding tenderness and flavor for up to two weeks) or triple sweet corn (more original corn taste with an improved crunchy texture). We know it’s a hard choice, but that’s what is great about corn — you can try them all!

If you love color in your corn, skip over the traditional yellow corn and opt to plant colorful heirloom corn. These multi-colored kernels are great for eating and decorating — especially in the fall. Corn seeds for planting should be directly sown in the garden. If you are lucky enough to have the space, plant successions of corn seed every two weeks to ensure fresh corn for your family to enjoy for the extended season. Another method of having continuous fresh corn is to purchase corn seed for sale that has different lengths of time to maturity. This way, you have a continuous supply of fresh corn and the bonus of being able to try several different types of corn.

Here at Park Seed, we also offer the traditional Native American collection of Three Sisters: corn, beans and squash. Start the sweet corn seed first and allow it to grow a little height. Then, plant the beans which will use the corn as a trellis and the squash will cover the ground holding in moisture and suppressing weed growth. The beans are legumes which fix nitrogen in the soil, making it available for the other two plants. Each plant is better for being together and, best of all, you will be able to enjoy all three vegetables.