Collection: Corn Seeds

Corn is the most frequently farmed grain crop in the Americas and is widely cultivated around the world. Corn has become a staple food in many cuisines, with its tall leafy stalks and sweet kernels, and its total production exceeds that of wheat and rice. Kernel growth takes place on the cob, which is a cylindrical structure. The kernels are arranged in rows on the cob. A hair-like substance called silk forms from each egg and slowly emerges from the husk's tip.

About our corn seeds

  • 19 corn seed varieties
  • Frost-free growing season is necessary to grow corn from seed
  • Prefers full sun exposure
  • Grow your own corn for superior flavor

  • main-collection-product-grid corn golden bantam 8row

    Corn Seeds - Golden Bantam 8 Row

    Heirloom variety offers large yellow ears of juicy sweet corn

    Corn Seeds - Golden Bantam 8 Row

    Heirloom variety offers large yellow ears of juicy sweet corn
    Regular price As Low As $8.99
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    Corn Seeds - Ambrosia

    Yellow and white checkerboard kernels make up our sweetest variety
    Out for Season

    Corn Seeds - Ambrosia

    Yellow and white checkerboard kernels make up our sweetest variety
    Regular price As Low As $12.99
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    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid stowells evergreen corn

    Corn Seeds - Stowells Evergreen

    Oldest named sweet white corn variety

    Corn Seeds - Stowells Evergreen

    Oldest named sweet white corn variety
    Regular price As Low As $8.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid corn glass gem

    Corn Seeds - Glass Gem

    Delightful harvest time with jewel-toned kernels

    Corn Seeds - Glass Gem

    Delightful harvest time with jewel-toned kernels
    Regular price $5.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid corn peaches and cream

    Corn Seeds - Peaches & Cream

    White and yellow corn flavor in one ear

    Corn Seeds - Peaches & Cream

    White and yellow corn flavor in one ear
    Regular price As Low As $12.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid corn bilicious

    Corn Seeds - Bilicious

    Disease resistant bicolored sweet corn

    Corn Seeds - Bilicious

    Disease resistant bicolored sweet corn
    Regular price As Low As $10.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid corn golden beauty

    Corn Seeds - Golden Beauty

    Buttery and soft, a summertime favorite
    Out for Season

    Corn Seeds - Golden Beauty

    Buttery and soft, a summertime favorite
    Regular price As Low As $10.99
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    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid bodacious corn

    Corn Seeds - Bodacious

    Consistent provider of large, sweet, tender kernels

    Corn Seeds - Bodacious

    Consistent provider of large, sweet, tender kernels
    Regular price As Low As $12.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid blue hopi corn

    Corn Seeds - Blue Hopi

    Indigo hues brings intense flavor

    Corn Seeds - Blue Hopi

    Indigo hues brings intense flavor
    Regular price As Low As $12.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid rainbow Inca Sweet corn

    Corn Seeds - Rainbow Mix

    Beautiful mix of colors for decorative and craft purposes

    Corn Seeds - Rainbow Mix

    Beautiful mix of colors for decorative and craft purposes
    Regular price As Low As $10.99
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  • main-collection-product-grid corn jubilee

    Corn Seeds - Jubilee

    Best variety for freezing and preserving

    Corn Seeds - Jubilee

    Best variety for freezing and preserving
    Regular price As Low As $12.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $12.99
  • main-collection-product-grid corn golden x bantam

    Corn Seeds - Golden X Bantam

    Sweet, plump kernels on eight-inch ears

    Corn Seeds - Golden X Bantam

    Sweet, plump kernels on eight-inch ears
    Regular price As Low As $8.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $8.99
  • main-collection-product-grid corn silver queen

    Corn Seeds - Silver Queen

    Large bounty of the most popular sweet, white variety
    Out for Season

    Corn Seeds - Silver Queen

    Large bounty of the most popular sweet, white variety
    Regular price As Low As $10.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $10.99
    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid argent corn

    Corn Seeds - Argent

    Crisp white corn with disease resistance

    Corn Seeds - Argent

    Crisp white corn with disease resistance
    Regular price As Low As $10.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $10.99
  • main-collection-product-grid strawberry popcorn

    Corn Seeds - Strawberry Popcorn

    Diminutive, jewel toned ears ready for popping or decorating
    Out for Season

    Corn Seeds - Strawberry Popcorn

    Diminutive, jewel toned ears ready for popping or decorating
    Regular price As Low As $12.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $12.99
    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid organic blue hopi

    Corn Seeds (Organic) - Blue Hopi

    Make your own organic blue corn tortillas and chips
    Out for Season

    Corn Seeds (Organic) - Blue Hopi

    Make your own organic blue corn tortillas and chips
    Regular price As Low As $19.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $19.99
    Out for Season

About our corn seeds

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  • Frost-free growing season is necessary to grow corn from seed
  • Prefers full sun exposure
  • Grow your own corn for superior flavor

Fresh homegrown corn has great history

As American as apple pie, corn has been grown in North America for thousands of years. Together with tomatoes, this popular seed has inspired more home gardens than any other vegetable. One bite into a fresh ear of corn will answer all your questions about why this homegrown vegetable is so popular.

A frost-free growing season is necessary to grow corn from seed. Corn is wind pollinated, so it must be planted in a block of several rows for even pollination, not just one scrawny row. For a typical home garden, choose one cultivar (to prevent cross-pollination) and plan on planting a minimum of 10 to 15 plants per person for fresh corn this season.

Ideal conditions for growing corn

Sow corn seeds two weeks after the last spring frost. Corn prefers highly fertile and well-drained soil with a temperature between 60 and 65°F. Be sure to choose a planting site with plenty of sunlight and where the soil is high in nitrogen and moisture. Soil should be amended prior to planting with aged manure or rich compost. Plant seeds about one to two inches deep with two to three seeds per hole. Plantings should be about 12 to 15 inches apart with rows 30 to 36 inches apart. Shorter varieties may be spaced closer.

Water after planting and keep soil consistently moist through germination and harvest. If more than one seed sprouts from a group, thin to the strongest plant. Use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen when plants are approximately 12 to 18 inches tall. Be sure to pull weeds around plants if they appear; if weeds become excessive, a thick layer of mulch may be applied to the plant's base. After about three weeks the silk of the plant should be visible and fading to a brown color. When this happens, ears of corn are ready for harvest.

Harvesting and storing corn

To harvest your corn, bend and pull the ear downwards from the plant with a twisting motion. Consume or freeze immediately for best quality. If storing your corn, do not remove husks; it will last about one week in the refrigerator or up to eight months in the freezer.

For more information about planting, growing, and caring for corn seed, see the Corn Seeds Planting Guide.