Ashworth Sweet Corn

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  • Ashworth Sweet Corn at the harvest stage.
  • A field of (certified organic) corn!
  • The 2013 Ashworth Sweet Corn seed harvest.
  • Fractal painting by Michaela Colleen Barrett.

Organic Ashworth Sweet Corn Seeds

Zea mays
Sink your sweet tooth into this delicious, old fashioned yellow sweet corn.
Art Pack, 50 seeds
Product ID# CN0070A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

In stock.

Detailed Product Info

Gardeners aren't the only ones seeking to satisfy a sweet tooth with corn. Little critters have sweet teeth as well. What does that have to do with this corn? Fred Ashworth of St. Lawrence Nurseries in Potsdam, New York, originally named his variety "'Rat Selected" in honor of the rodents who collected and stowed seed from his barn. Their selections unwittingly showed Fred the sweetest kernels, which they preferred. With good old-fashioned sweet corn flavor and no genetic engineering, we feel it's more important than ever for us to keep this corn alive on our sweetly isolated seed farm.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 60 inches
Width at Maturity 8 inches
Growing Instructions

Direct sow outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, until mid-summer. Sow corn seeds directly 3-4 inches apart, in rows spaced 36 inches apart in blocks of at least 4 rows to insure proper pollination for kernel formation. Thin plants to indicated spacing if necessary. Corn requires fertile soil and little attention. Water during dry periods. Harvest when ears are full and kernels are swollen and milky. Take care not to let ears over-ripen.

About the Art and Artist

Fractal painting by Michaela Colleen Barrett. As a self-proclaimed Artist and Nomad, Michaela spends her time traveling and collecting bits of thought that (with proper care) germinate and flower into healthy ideas.

From the Artist: "Creating a seed pack for the Hudson Valley Seed Library gave me an opportunity to express my interests in a new way. My study of Fractal Geometry has been playing out in images of animals with a repeating circle motif, but an ear of corn was also such a swell fit! Fractal Patterns are the foundation of plants, clouds, shorelines, mountains, trees, and pretty much everything else that wasn't made by man. Through the repetition of circles, a basic example of Fractal Patterning, we can see a glimpse beneath the surface of our environment into the heart of how the world is constructed."

Medium: Ink and Gouache on Watercolor Paper