What’s So Incredible About It? – Washington State’s Incredible Corn
You may not know it, but whenever you think of the fresh, juicy flavor of a sweet corn, you’re really just dreaming of Incredible Corn. And this Washington State staple is available at all Tacoma Boys and H & L Produce locations.
It’s Just Incredible
Incredible Corn is a sweet, yellow corn that has a higher than normal sugar content, compared to other corn varieties. But this durable vegetable is not just sweeter by comparison. Durability, adaptability, and it’s solid growth in the Pacific Northwest makes Incredible Corn a staple among fresh Washington vegetables. Here are some more reasons to love this veggie:
We all know the vibrant green corn husk. If you’ve ever tackled peeling corn yourself, you know that a husk is strong and vibrant. Scientifically speaking, that husk is the primary reason that entire ear of corn can grow as long as it does. Those fibers that can be so hard to peel away are actually strands of the husk that allow photosynthesis to nourish an entire ear of corn from top to bottom.
Incredible corn ears can grow to nearly ten inches long, so their husks are doing an especially excellent job protecting and providing the needed nutrients and flavorful sugars for those growing sweet kernels.
In addition to great taste and consistent healthy development, Incredible Corn is incredibly disease resistant to common growth issues like Stewart’s Wilt and Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus. Partly because of the ideal planting schedule, and partly because of the strength of the plants themselves, Incredible Corn is not only a delicious treat for our customers and community, but it is significantly less likely to be impacted by the challenges many farmers face in growing and harvesting. So it’s delicious, safe, and growing well in Washington State!
The Best of All Kinds
Tacoma Boys and H & L Produce are always looking to bring the best possible, fresh Washington vegetables to our neighbors in Tacoma, Lakewood, and Puyallup. And with Incredible Corn, we aren’t just picking what we like.
Technically, there are three types of sweet corn that all varieties get listed under: Normal Sugar [SU], Sugary Enhancer [SE], and Super Sweet [Sh2]. Normal sugar varieties are smaller, easily grown, and tasty, but they lack the kind of durability that the average family needs. That lack of durability keeps most of these varieties away from produce stands. Super Sweet is, as it says, the sweetest of all varieties of corn. However, the kernel shells are a bit tougher in texture, and that toughness continues to develop after harvesting. So Super Sweet varieties do not travel well or last long. And that brings us to the variety type called Sugary Enhancer, where you find our Incredible Corn. SE varieties take on the best qualities of the other two varieties. They maintain the tastiness and ease of eating from the SU types, while holding a moderate toughness that makes them as durable as Sh2, without sacrificing flavor or texture. Add in that incredible husk, and Incredible Corn becomes the culinary choice of chefs and home cooks across America, and especially Washington State!
So what are you waiting for? Sweet corns are best harvested multiple times during the summer months, so that means they are inside Tacoma Boys and H & L Produce within days, sometimes even hours. So come on over to one of our stores and see for yourself, why Incredible Corn is just so, well, incredible.