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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Stowell's Evergreen'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Stowell's Evergreen
Hybridized by N. Stowell; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1848

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral tomatolarry On Sep 28, 2013, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

I planted Stowell's this year and it grew very well but did not produce to expectations. The ears were small and not very tasty. We had a very wet summer which may have been some of the problem.

Neutral melody On Jan 30, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Information only, I have not grown this variety.

As stated above, this corn was introduced in 1848, but there's a story behind it.

Originally bred and grown by Nathaniel Newman Stowell, who sold a friend 2 ears for 4.00 with the stipulation that the resulting harvest was to be used for personal use only.

His so called friend then sold the seed for $20,000.00 and it was then introduced into the seed trade in1848.

8" to 9" ears are still popular with home gardeners and market growers.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 15, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A popular open pollinated white sweet corn of yesteryear. It is a large corn, with growth habits similar to Silver Queen, but without the flavor. It is still one of the better open pollinated sweet corns for those who prefer a traditional corn. It does not come close to the hybrids in sweetness or in the ability to hold quality either in the field or after picking. It like all OP's has a narrow window, where it is at its best before it becomes tough and starchy. I would recommend a minimum of 18 inch spacing for this corn.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Johnson City, New York
Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Troy, Virginia

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