CORN, Ashworth (Sweet)
CORN Ashworth Sweet Zea mays subsp. mays
Approximately 50 seeds per pack.
Germination ~ 64% Packed for 2023
Fred Ashworth was the legendary nurseryman who founded St. Lawrence Nurseries in Potsdam, New York (north of the Adirondacks). He had an eye for plants and he understood that he wasn't the only one! The original name of this sweet corn (which Fred probably realized was not so marketable) was actually "Rat Selected", because he developed the variety from kernels he found in caches hoarded by rats in his barn. Fred suspected they were only selecting the sweetest kernels, and it seems he was right! This is an excellent open-pollinated short-season sweet corn.