Corn, Astronomy Domine Sweet

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Quick facts

  • Diverse gene pool
  • Old-fashioned sweet corn
  • Good for cooler soils

Zea mays

75 days. Sweetcorn landrace developed by a large number of breeders with the goal of creating the most diverse open pollinated corn population ever.  Plant this in your garden and continue the breeding work, selecting the 200 + plants that perform the best to save for seeds!  Tolerant of cool soils.

This is an Open Source Seed Initiative pledged variety.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

4-21 d.





After all danger of frost has passed, plant 2 seeds 12” apart in rows 18” apart. Thin to one strong plant per row foot. Corn is wind pollinated, so plant in blocks at least 5' x 5' to ensure adequate pollination. Maturity times of this sweet corn vary, continually harvest for the freshest, tenderest ears!

Seed specs:  Packet size .85 oz., 85 min.

"Today, only a handful of companies account for most of the world’s commercial breeding and seed sales. Increasingly, patenting and restrictive contracts are used to enhance the power and control of these companies over the seeds and the farmers that feed the world.

Patented and protected seeds cannot be saved, replanted, or shared by farmers and gardeners. And because there is no research exemption for patented material, plant breeders at universities and small seed companies cannot use patented seed to create the new crop varieties that should be the foundation of a just and sustainable agriculture.

Inspired by the free and open source software movement that has provided alternatives to proprietary software, OSSI was created to free the seed – to make sure that the genes in at least some seed can never be locked away from use by intellectual property rights."  From the Open Source Seed Initative website.