Corn, Tuxana Sweet

Corn, Tuxana Sweet

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Zea mays

Delicious white sweet corn that's actually sweet AND corny!

The story of corn and people is a beautiful one of co-creation. Thousands of years ago, Indigenous people in modern day Central America worked side-by-side with a wild grass named Teosinte until it became what we know as maize, or corn. From there, it traveled north and south all over the Western hemisphere along trade routes, and hundreds of different indigenous groups adapted it for their unique place on earth, where it shaped their diets and cultures. For thousands of years, Native communities have cared for their maize despite colonizers trying to separate them from it in order to control them. Both the corn and the corn stewards have survived, and it is through the generosity of both of them that we have the gift of corn today.

Most recently, SRSC grower Helen Brookman took Grand Champion at the Canyon County fair with this beauty! The best open-pollinated sweet corn we've ever tasted. Early maturing white-kerneled variety that puts the hybrids to shame! We select seeds from plants that produce 2 ears. Jonathan Spero at Lupine Knoll Farm in Grant's Pass, Oregon, bred this variety, and we donate OSSI royalties to him to support his ongoing work breeding open-pollinated sweet corn. OP. 70 days. 

Seeds grown by Green Team Farm in Salt Lake City, Utah.

70 seeds.

Seeds grown by Green Team Farm in Salt Lake City, Utah.

OSSI-Pledged

Bred by Jonathan Spero