New Mama Super Sweet

Crop: Corn (Zea mays)

Use/Type: Sweet

Breeder: Andrew Still Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/27/2015

Release Date: 11/27/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


One of the only open pollinated super sweet (Sh2) corns. Medium sized ears have yellow, truly super sweet kernels and hold their flavor once picked. Still a little variable in maturity and in color, with some pale yellow kernels, but we think this may be necessary to maintain vigor as corn does poorly with inbreeding. Selected from crosses we made between a Tim Peters’ super sweet called “White Sugar” and an early release yellow super sweet from Friedmann Ebiner of Sativa Rheinau Switzerland. Because I borrowed so much from Tim and Friederman, who themselves borrowed so much from the corn breeders before them, I almost called this one “Borrowed Tune.” That name didn’t quite ring right, & with so many of our friends being new mamas right now I couldn’t resist. Instead, this Sh2’s for the mamas! Please tell us what you think.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners