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Stowell's Evergreen Corn

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SKU: 0368A
$3.75 to $22.31

Item Details

The leading white sweet corn for home and market gardeners, this drought-tolerant historic variety was introduced in mid-1800s, after years of refining, by Nathaniel Newman Stowell. It earned great praise at the time from farmers, and the 1853 Pennsylvania Farm Journal’s comments were also consistently positive. From there, the variety commercialized quickly, and by 1858, it was being sold by James M. Thorburn & Company of New York. Ears grow beautifully to 8-9" long, 1-2 ears per stalk, and hold well.


  • 80-100 days
  • Organic
  • White kernels
  • Sweet corn
  • Ears grow to 8-9 inches
  • Produces 1-2 ears per stalk

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Canning
  • Freezing


Gardeners familiar with hybrid sweet corn may need to adjust their palates to the savory, rich flavor of heirloom sweet corns. Nevertheless, these ears are delicious boiled or grilled with butter and salt.


Try adding fresh dill, cilantro, lime, cracked black or white pepper, or chili flakes to your corn.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - 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.

  • Direct Seed: 4" Apart
  • Germination: 4-21 Days
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

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5b - IL

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This corn grew well. We had plenty of rain this year. The corn turned out great with a very sweet flavor. We found it was a bit more chewy than the standard stuff so we'll probably swap out varieties next year.

Quality corn!

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First year growing Stowell"s Evergreen. It did well. We are in North Carolina and had an extremely hot and dry growing season. I did water it once a week if no rain. 2 to 3 ears per stalk, some plants had numerous suckers from the ground and produced extra ears. Medium sized kernels. Ears at least 90% full. Medium sweetness. Stalk structure a little weak, but we had some heavy winds when we did get rain. Planted around half an acre. Overall a fine heirloom corn. We will grow again next year.