Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   80 days   NEW

We are very pleased to offer organic Top Hat Sweet corn seed grown on our farm during the summer of 2016. Top Hat is an excellent modern sweet corn variety with plump golden kernels and a super sweet corn flavor. It is the breeding work of Jonathan Spero in southern OR. It has been selected to tolerate cool soils, mature early and have tight husks that are effective in excluding insects. We saw no corn earworm damage in this year's crop! Expect 8 -10 ft plants with an average of 2 ears per plant. Ears are about 8 inches long. Read this article in the Edible Shasta Butte by Kalan Redwood that chronicles Spero's work to bring us Top Hat. 

Top Hat is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative. The pledge states : "You have the freedom to use these OSSI- Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives."

It ensures Four Open Source Seed Freedoms for this and future generations:

  1. The freedom to save or grow seed for replanting or for any other purpose.
  2. The freedom to share, trade, or sell seed to others.
  3. The freedom to trial and study seed and to share or publish information about it.
  4. The freedom to select or adapt the seed, make crosses with it, or use it to breed new lines and varieties.