This corn is Amaize-ing

06/25/2014 12:29:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Amaize sweet corn is back in produce departments across the country.

Courtesy Amaize Sweet CornNow in its fourth year, Amaize, a non-GMO white variety known for its crunch and long shelf life, is expected to ship through September, said Paj Ann Herr, a spokeswoman for Caldwell, Idaho-based Crookham Co., Amaize’s developer.

More than 1,000 acres of Amaize will be planted this year, Herr said. Volume has increased every year since the variety’s 2011 launch.

Amaize is being grown and packed in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin and Canada this summer, Herr said.

The variety is sold at H-E-B, Hy-Vee, Raley’s and other retailers in California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Canada.

Breeders George Crookham and Bruce Hobdey developed Amaize after 22 years and 10,000 variations.



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