Sweet Corn Varieties
Fresh Supersweet corn is an exciting new generation of the sweet corn we have come to love. These new varieties contain three to four times more sugar than traditional sweet corn varieties and retain their sugar and flavor for up to two weeks after harvest, when stored correctly.
The fresh Supersweet taste and excellent storage properties are attributed to the characteristics of the “shrunken 2 gene.” This gene, when isolated, produces sweet corn with a lower starch content and a much higher sugar content, resulting in a product that tastes better, stores longer and can be prepared in minutes.
Supersweet corn is produced in about half of our states, with Florida the leading producer. All sweet corn from Florida belongs to the Supersweet category. Supersweet varieties are the result of traditional breeding methods, are 100% natural and are NEVER genetically modified.
When is Florida Supersweet Corn available?
In Florida, corn is planted in stages to ensure a steady supply to the market throughout the fall and winter, with production peaking in April and May.