Sweet Kisses

Crop: Corn (Zea mays)

Use/Type: Sweet

Breeder: Micaela Colley, Carol Deppe, Martin Diffley, Adrienne Shelton, Bill Tracy Organic Seed Alliance

OSSI Pledge Date: 12/10/2019

Release Date: 12/10/2019

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


Sweet Kisses’ is an open-pollinated homozygous sugary enhanced (se se) white sweet corn derived from ‘Who Gets Kissed’ (a bi-color). Moderately early variety with excellent cool soil emergence. Usually one to three good-sized ears per plant with 16 – 18 rows of large deep tender kernels—a huge amount of food per ear. Excellent flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. (A good bit sweeter than traditional corns, but with a nice balance of sweetness and white-sweet-corn flavor—perfect for those who want their sweet corn to taste like corn, not like candy.) ‘Sweet Kisses’ has a very long picking window, and holds well both on the plants and for days after picking. Delicious raw as well as cooked. Bred by Bill Tracy (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Martin Diffley, Micaela Colley (Organic Seed Alliance), Adrienne Shelton, and Carol Deppe.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners