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  • se+ Sweetcorn

    Following on from another thread, varieties of se+ sweetcorn available to buy in the UK, I'm sorry I don't know if these are also offered for sale in Europe.

    Incredible

    Bodacious

    Ambrosia

    Luscious

    All F1's with se inherited from both parents. A couple of bi-colours to boot.


  • #2
    Interesting. Incredible is very widely available. I hadn’t realised it’s se+.

    So se+ is always an F1 with se from both parents?

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  • #3
    Jang I think the + denotes a variety has inherited se from both parents. Se+ wouldn't need to be a hybrid, it could be a stabilized variety, although I think it is most probable that commercial varieties available are hybrids.

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    • jayb
      jayb commented
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      Apologies for not quite getting this, "If a variety has two parents of the same variety it's just se?" To me, a same parent cross for a variety would be from a stable variety otherwise, it's going to be a hybrid of the two. (Although I suppose in a way unless they are cloned offspring they are a hybrid just so similar, differences can't be discerned.)

      I'm thinking if two different se parents -
      Say Incredible and Ruby Queen are crossed
      The resulting first year progeny is then grown and can be classed as an F1 se+ variety.
      And I guess growing out the generations would then in time give a stable se+ variety.

      However, this is just me guessing and I don't know how complicated the gene mix for se is. I don't know the outcome of growing out and stabilising a se or se+ variety.

    • Jang
      Jang commented
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      Thanks jayb for persisting with this. I think I was trying to say something fairly close to your much clearer explanation. Giving the specific examples is very helpful.

    • jayb
      jayb commented
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      I'm glad you asked, it got me thinking and I spent ages going off down different burrows thinking of different things. I'm sorry if I didn't help much I'd just had such info overload by the time I finished my reply.

  • #4
    I came across a SSW corn variety and wondered what it is. Found this at Jung Seeds blog https://blog.jungseed.com/growing-sweet-corn/

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    • Jang
      Jang commented
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      Thank you. That’s a very clear, up-to-date and comprehensive guide.

      I was surprised by the statement, “ In garden settings, space non-compatible varieties at least 25 feet from other corns in the garden.”

      That seems much more doable than the distances often quoted. I guess it’s a bit risky at that distance but a reasonably manageable risk. I think I’d aim for a bit more myself, but also take note of wind direction.
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