Corn Country White (organic)


  • Organic
  • Sweet corn
  • Plants grow 7-8 feet tall
  • 7-8 inch ears, often 2 per stalk
  • “Shoe-peg” kernels (non-rowed)

Item Details

A home garden variety grown for fresh eating or canning, this standard, late-season white corn has narrow “shoe peg” (non-rowed) kernels. Tapered 7-8″ ears grow on 7-8′ stalks that often produce two ears. This historic variety was introduced in 1890 by S. D. Woodruff & Sons of Orange, Connecticut. 88-92 days. ±4,000 seeds/lb

History of the Plant

Country Gentleman is a shoe peg corn meaning the kernels are not in rows on the ear. It was so named because the kernels resembled the wooden pegs used to attach shoe soles. It was introduced in 1890 by S. D. Woodruff & Sons and remains the most popular shoe peg corn today.

Learn to GrowCorn Country White (organic)

Direct Seed: 4" Apart

Germination: 7-14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Growing Media



Sweet corn thrives best in loamy, well-drained soils but will tolerate a wide range of soil types. The optimum pH ranges from 6.0 to 6.5. Till the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches using a spade, plow or rototiller. Avoid tilling the soil while it is too wet or large clods may be formed.



Optimum soil temperatures 60-85ºF. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.



Ready for picking 2 1/2 – 3 weeks after silks appear. Silks become dry and brown. The kernels should be plump and full. Test by pressing your fingertip into a kernel, looking for a “milky” appearance. Best picked in the morning and refrigerate/cool right away.



Thrives in a variety of hydroponic systems, including NFT, slab, and media-based systems. Use perlite or mineral wool as the growing medium.



Cuttings will root in aeroponic systems.




Corn has deep roots, so you need to water long enough that water reaches a depth of 30–36 inches. Because corn benefits from deep, soaking watering, it’s best to water once per week rather than daily, as this ensures adequate soil moisture.



Do not soak corn seeds prior to planting. Plant 2-5cm (1-2″) deep (shallower for sh2 seed or in cool soil). Sow seeds around 7.5cm (3″) apart, in rows 60-90cm (24-36″) apart. Because corn is wind pollinated, plant in a dense block of at least 4 rows, rather than in single rows.



Lightly sprinkle nitrogen fertilizer, organic if available, over the layer of compost. Organic nitrogen supplements may include fish meal, cottonseed meal or blood meal.



Use mulch to conserve soil moisture. Black plastic mulch can be helpful to warm the soil more quickly and allow earlier planting.




  • Augments Eye Health.
  • Supplies Essential Amino Acids.
  • Supports A Gluten-Free Diet.
  • Fortifies Bone Density.
  • Keeps Blood Sugar Levels In Check.



Corn is a great source of potassium, which is said to help lower blood pressure, and it’s a better source of antioxidants than wheat, rice or oats. It’s especially high in carotenoids, the antioxidants that help keep your eyes healthy.

Amazing Recipes of Corn Country White (organic) (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House

Whether served whole on the cob or from a can, sweetcorn makes a delicious addition to many dishes, from creamy chowders and salsas to fritters and barbecue sides.


When corn is at its best, you might as well make it the main event! In these recipes, you’ll find fresh corn in everything from pasta to tacos to pizza.


To prepare this delicious dish, start boiling the corns in water over medium flame in a deep bottomed pan. Add some salt in it, let it simmer for 10-12 minutes. Now drain the water and keep the corns aside


Make the most of sweet corn season by serving up this creamed corn at your next backyard BBQ. This dish also freezes beautiful and can be made with frozen corn (hello, Thanksgiving side dish!).

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