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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Serendipity'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays var. rugosa
Cultivar: Serendipity

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Pitcom On Aug 17, 2011, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This variety had good flavor, somewhat sweet but you can still taste the corn. We had 8 inches of rain in 2 days while my corn was maturing which lead to some swelled kernels and a bit of a watery taste on some of the ears. The stalks were sturdy and rooted well. The ears were all full and very uniform. The only downside is this variety only yielded 1 ear per plant, so I am not sure i will grow it again when there are others just as good that yield more. However, I would recommend this for anyone to try, it is worth it.

Positive hdown_y On Sep 11, 2010, hdown_y from Wentworth, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:

All I know about this corn I have learned by buying it at a local farmstand. It has been truly a wonderful, delicious corn all summer long.

Positive Farmerdill On Sep 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 82 day synergystic( 75 % se and 25 % Sh2 kernals) bi-color hybrid. Ears are 8 inches with 14 - 16 rows.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Aston, Pennsylvania

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