Corn, Sweet for Processing

Zea mays (sweet corn for processing)

Last revised February 2, 2010


A number of genes affect sweetness in corn. These are recessive mutants of the starchy gene found in field corn (Su) and their modifiers, and other genes. Normal sweet corn has the recessive mutant of field corn (su). Modifiers and other genes include the sugary-extender gene (se) and the supersweet or shrunken gene (sh2). These make up three major genetic classes of importance in commercial production :

Vegetable Variety Trials 2008. OSU Extension Series # EM 8777-08-E

OSU Vegetable Variety Trials 2008

Vegetables: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, greens, kohlrabi, lettuce, melons, onions and shallots, potatoes, pumpkins and gourds, radishes, spinach, squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons
Authors:  Peter Boches, Miles Barrett, Shawna Zimmerman, Deborah Kean, and Jim Myers, Oregon State University