So this is for those who- like me- really enjoy sweet corn and growing the really sweet stuff (aka “super sweet” and beyond).
I’m somewhat familiar with the differences in all the various types/varieties. I used to grow some of the common su Sweet Corns like Silver Queen, jubilee and others. Then I discovered sh2 super sweets like Honey Select and incredible, and it was all over-I was hooked and it was only then that I delved into learning about the differences. Granted, the best ones are most definitely GMO but that doesn’t bother me one bit (not trying to start that debate, though!!!). The GMO I’m talking about on some super sweet varieties make them Round-up ready and, in the case of Bt varieties, give them built in insect protection. If you’ve never grown any of the “supersweet” corn, you owe it to yourself to do so. It’s like going from a store bought peach to a home grown, tree ripened peach…just out of this world. More like a fruit than a vegetable (I think it technically is a fruit?) because it is so sweet.
ANYWAY…my question is this. The corns that I have grown and call “super sweet” (specifically: Incredible and Honey Select) are su and sh2 supersweets but weren’t “round-up ready” or hae built in insect resistance (Bt). But I think maybe those are some of those patented, strictly controlled varieties that can’t be purchased by a small grower like me, is that true for all of them? I’ve read stories of Monsanto or Archer Daniels sending spies in to catch farmers saving some seed corn and then sue the pants off of them. Not sure if this is just urban legend but I think its true. But I’m willing to pay a high price if I can get it in small quantities, which so far I haven’t seen.
Does anyone know if I can buy any supersweet (sh2 or other) that is GMO to allow it to accept glyc and be insect resistant (Bt). Is this available in reasonable amounts, and if so, where? Thanks.