More growers to try Amaize sweet corn

11/21/2011 10:34:00 AM
Andy Nelson

An Idaho seed company expects growers to plant about 3,000 acres of its new sweet corn variety in 2012.

Growers planted about 150 acres of Caldwell, Idaho-based Crookham Co.’s Amaize sweet corn on a test basis in 2011, said Lisa Friedrich, marketing director of Golden Sun Marketing, Minnetrista, Minn., which is marketing Amaize for Crookham.

“This year it was mostly available in the Midwest,” Friedrich said. “Next year, plans are to increase distribution, but they’re still working on partnerships with growers.”

Courtesy Crookham Co.

Amaize is a white sweet corn variety that Crookham took 20 years to develop, Friedrich said.

The variety has a distinctive crunch and a long shelf life, lasting 20% longer than comparable varieties, she said.

Amaize grows best in the northern U.S., Friedrich said.

The variety will be marketed in 2012 in bulk and tray packs, and a supporting marketing campaign featuring retail point-of-sale materials, in-store demos and public relations and social media outreach is planned, she said.



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city farm    
pa.  |  November, 22, 2011 at 01:18 PM

where can i buy amaize sweet corn seed for 2012 season

Mary    
Minnesota  |  December, 08, 2012 at 07:38 AM

Where can I buy the seed corn? I purchased the fresh ears at Byerly's Minnesota and immediately told all my food fiend friends. I want to grow some....

Bill    
Georige  |  April, 19, 2013 at 07:02 PM

Amaize corn is now sold by Burpee Seed Copany. They only have the Hybrid seed. It will not taste like the heirloom.

Vickie    
July, 19, 2013 at 05:15 PM

On the Amaize Sweet Corn website it clearly says that it is a hybred not a heirloom, so it wouldn't taste like a heirloom. "Amaize™ sweet corn is bred using traditional methods through hybridization and is not genetically modified. Amaize™ is grown locally using conventional farming methods."

Vickie    
July, 19, 2013 at 05:16 PM

Sorry here is the web address http://www.amaizesweetcorn.com/meet-page.aspx

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