Sweet Corn (Zea mays convar)

About Sweet Corn

  • Sweet corn the kind of corn consumed by humans as corn on the cob, canned corn, frozen corn, and other corn products.
  • Sweet corn is much higher in sugar than other varieties of corn making it desirable for human consumption.
  • Sweet corn is typically planted in the spring and is ready to harvest in 60-100 days (depending on the variety).

Fast Facts

  • Sweet corn accounts for less than 1% of U.S. corn production.
  • Florida the leading sweet corn producing state.


  • Corn on the cob
  • Canned corn
  • Creamed corn