2000 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Corn, Sweet 'Indian Summer' F1
National Winner
2000 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Corn, Sweet 'Indian Summer' F1
National Winner

Corn, Sweet 'Indian Summer' F1
2000 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

The first sweet corn with festive colored kernels. 'Indian Summer' kernels are yellow, white, red or purple. It is a sh2 supersweet corn that requires isolation from other corn pollen. 'Indian Summer' ears are large about 8 inches and gardeners need to check the corn silk for maturity about 79 days from sowing seed. As the ears of corn mature, the color develops. 'Indian Summer' festive colors actually intensify as the ear cooks. Gourmet cooks will serve this tender, delicious sweet corn for the flavor and unique colorful presentation.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Corn, Sweet
Variety Name: 'Indian Summer' F1
Genus: Zea
Species: mays - sh2 type
Year: 2000
Common Name: Sweet Corn
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Harris Moran
Close Market Comparison: 'Honey & Pearl' and 'Appaloosa'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 2 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 79 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): multi-colored red/purple, white and yellow kernals
Fruit Size: 8 inches with 16-18 rows
Fruit Flavor Description: Excellent
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Maize dwarf mosaic virus- moderate tolerance

How to Grow

 Normal corn culture, direct sowing. Ideally corn should be isolated from other sweet corn by 700 feet for best development of kernel color. However, 500 feet is usually adequate or 14 day difference maturity dates. In addition, most supersweets should be planted when soil temperatures have warmed to 60 degrees to ensure a good uniform stand.

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