Sweet Corn Research Programme

Sweet corn is one of the most popular vegetable in the US and its popularity is growing rapidly throughout the world. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally-occurring recessive mutation in the genes, which control conversion of sugar is an important source of fibre minerals and certain vitamins and its consumption after cooking significantly increases the kernel`s antioxidant activity, which substantially reduces the chance of heart disease and cancer. Keeping in view the growing demand demand of sweet corn in India, INDO US BIO-TECH LIMITED has designed the sweet corn in breeding program to tailor hybrids as per consumer preference.


Large collection of diverse germplasm with all three types of mutant genes (se, su and sh2)having the following traits
  • Earliness-suitable for early harvesting
  • Erect plant type
  • Medium to very high brix per cent
  • Small to medium kernel size
  • Attractive kernel colour and cob shape

Genetic enhancement :

Enetic enhancement programme to develop male and female lines having
  • Su and se genes
  • Tolerance to major pests and diseases

Objectives :

Development of sweet corn hybrids havings
  • Su or “sugary” allele suitable for processing as well as fresh market
  • Se or “sugary enhanced “ allele to have much longer storage life
  • Super sweetness (sh or “shrunken” gene), suitable or fresh market as shelf life is extended because of the slower conversion of sugars to starch after harvest
  • Better flavor, greater tenderness and enhanced nutritional value
  • Tolerance to major pests and diseases