Cappuccino Bicolor Sweet Corn


Cappuccino Bicolor Sweet Corn

Zea mays
(78 days) Synergistic F-1 hybrid. Farmer Hannah Hamilton asks, “Who is this barista-gone-corn-breeder?” The answer is Seneca Vegetable Research of Hall, NY, breeders of eastern-adapted cultivars. However, we can’t figure out the Starhusks-themed variety names either (see also Espresso, Cafe and Latte). With its strong flavor and performance, Cappuccino moves into the slot abandoned by old favorite Lancelot. Large full sweet tender creamy kernels announce peak corn season has arrived. The well-filled 8" blunt ears appear overloaded with 14–16 rows. In the 2016 drought, the sturdy thick stalks on the 6–7' plants proved stress tolerant, allowing extended picking and second ear production. Rest assured we aren’t gentrifying the corn patch—we’re just looking for the tastiest ways for you to spend your Cornbucks. Intermediate resistance to ST, R and NCLB.

*All sale seed exceeds Fedco’s quality standards in addition to the federal germination standards. Discounted item sales are final and ineligible for refund or replacement. Volume discounts apply.

590 Cappuccino
Item Discounted
A: 1/2oz for $3.92   
sale!* was $4.35
B: 2oz for $12.83   
sale!* was $14.25
C: 8oz for $24.75   
sale!* was $27.50
D: 1lb for $44.33   
sale!* was $49.25
E: 5lb for $200.25   
sale!* was $222.50

Additional Information

Sweet Corn at a Glance

varietydayscolortype (see below)heightear length# rows
516Ashworth OP72yellowNormal Sugary60"6-7"12
541Bodacious RM77yellowSugary Enhanced87"8"18
561Incredible RM85yellowSugary Enhanced90"8"18
582Ambrosia75bicolorSugary Enhanced78"8"16
636Luther Hill OP82whiteNormal Sugary48"3-6"12
658Silver Queen96whiteNormal Sugary102"8"14-16

Types of sweet corn

Normal Sugary (su): standard varieties with traditional sweet corn texture & flavor. Sugar converts to starch quickly, so eat them within a few days. Tend to have high yields and germinate well in cool soils.

Sugary Enhanced (se): more sugar than su, tender kernels & slightly longer storage time. The * indicates heterozygous (only one parent contributes the se gene); all others are homozygous (both parents se).

Supersweet (sh2): 4 to 10 times the sugar content of su and se. Conversion of sugar to starch occurs at a much slower rate. Stays sweet long after harvest. Extra shriveled seed does not germinate well in cool soil.

Synergistic: more sugar than se. Very tender with long harvest and storage windows. Can be homozygous or heterozygous se with added sh2 kernels.

TripleSweet® Sugary Enhanced: has homozygous se kernels, and 25% of these also contain the sh2 trait.


  • About 85–275 seeds/oz. 1 oz packet sows 25 ft, 1 lb sows 400 ft.
  • Seeds per packet vary, open-pollinated selections average 100 seeds/oz, normal sugary varieties 140 seeds/oz, and SE cultivars with shrunken seeds 150-160 seeds/oz.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing; for transplants, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Untreated sweet corn seed will not germinate in cold wet soil. Please be patient and wait till soil warms to at least 60° before sowing, or start seedlings indoors and transplant at 3–6" before taproots take off. Minimum soil temperature 55°, optimal temperature range 65–85°. Tender, will not survive frost. Heavy nitrogen requirements.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.