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A B O U N T I F U L G A R D E N
The Story Behind Stowell's Evergreen
"The original strain of this variety was bred by Nathaniel Newman Stowell, who
was born May 16, 1793 in New Ipswich, Massachusetts. After years of refining
the strain, Nathaniel sold two ears of seed for $4 to a friend who agreed to use
it only for his private use. His "friend" then turned around and sold the seed
for $20,000 and it was introduced to the seed trade in 1848. After 150 years,
his variety is still the leading white variety for home gardens and market
growers." (from the Seed Savers Exchange 2003 Seed Catalog, p. 16)
Teosinte literally means "God's corn."
Got Texas Root Rot? Try corn, it's a monocot!
All corn types are edible in their milk stage. That's when you press your
thumbnail into a kernel crown and out squirts a milky, sweet liquid.
Corn planted in July or August will ripen during cool nights, and this is said
to increase its sweetness.
Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated May 28, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
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