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Sweet Corn in Mississippi

Sweet corn grows on over 2,000 acres in Mississippi. All of the ears are consumed in Mississippi. Sweet corn is grown for local market and is often not packaged or cooled prior to sale. Normal, or sugary -1(su1) corn, is preferred, with Sweet G90 and Merit being the two most popular varieties. Sugary enhanced (se) corns are growing in popularity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the letters mean after the sweet corn variety names?
Can different sweetcorn types grow in the same field?
When should sweet corn be planted?
How many sweet corn seed per acre should be planted?
When is sweet corn ready to harvest?
How much fertilizer does sweet corn take?
Can sweet corn be grown as a fall crop in Mississippi?
How are corn ear worms controlled?
How should sweet corn be handled after harvest?

Publications

MSUcares Commercial Horticulture publications

Other Sweet Corn Information

Soils for Vegetable Production
Mississippi Farmers' Markets