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Check prices for sweet corn seed in some of the garden catalogs. Any where from $35 -$50 a pound :shock: At that price it should plant itself
 

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Check prices for sweet corn seed in some of the garden catalogs. Any where from $35 -$50 a pound :shock: At that price it should plant itself
what varietes are you looking at i grow gourmay varieties they are priced around $ 8 per 1000 thousand seeds average 10000 seeds to 5 lb the gourmay are the top lines sh2 works out about @16 dollars a lb this also depends on seed quanity
 

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Most of the varieties that I've been looking at seem to be running $16.00/lb - $23.00/lb or a little more for the short-season varieties... which still seems high to me. I couldn't imagine paying over $30.00 a pound for it... but I'm sure that in time odds are I will. It's one seed that seems to climb progressively year to year, I think that Bodacious that we grow usually runs around $19.00 a pound. I'm going to have to get my books back out and check again to make sure I'm not telling you wrong on this.
I do agree with you though - at that price it should plant itself and be ready in 4 weeks with sales waiting :lol:
 

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4imnotright said:
Check prices for sweet corn seed in some of the garden catalogs. Any where from $35 -$50 a pound :shock: At that price it should plant itself
what varietes are you looking at i grow gourmay varieties they are priced around $ 8 per 1000 thousand seeds average 10000 seeds to 5 lb the gourmay are the top lines sh2 works out about @16 dollars a lb this also depends on seed quanity
These are the prices in the Burgess seed catalog for peaches and cream, silver queen and most all their varieties.
 

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I just went and looked through my catalogs and about fainted at a few of them! I had one particular book that was astronomical (46.95 on one SH2 variety.) Then in a few others were more reasonable, but there was some high sweet corn for sure. I've got a Burgess book but I didn't get to it to check, now I won't. haha. I will PM you with some more information.
 

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corn cob said:
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Check prices for sweet corn seed in some of the garden catalogs. Any where from $35 -$50 a pound :shock: At that price it should plant itself
what varietes are you looking at i grow gourmay varieties they are priced around $ 8 per 1000 thousand seeds average 10000 seeds to 5 lb the gourmay are the top lines sh2 works out about @16 dollars a lb this also depends on seed quanity
These are the prices in the Burgess seed catalog for peaches and cream, silver queen and most all their varieties.
check stokes seed] rupp seed] seigers seed] gust goggle and there seed book is there or email me varieties i can check book if you are only buying small quanity it makes a difference but if your buying much get a hold of seed rep for your area to price for yout here names are in books and on internet just looked at stokes cat pretty well all the sweet corn is in 16 dollar range per lb a lot is in price per thousand i usually figure 2000 seeds to the pound awesome is $15 47 per 1000 if you buy 1000 seed quanity $8 55 per thousand if you buy 10000 seed quanity and $7 31 per thousand if you buy 500000 seeds if you get on local rep he can cut you a deal
 

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I will skip the catalogs on sweet corn and most seeds and buy local. Ifn I am gonna spend that much per pound, I'd rather help out the local folks.
 

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Burgess is the only one selling the true Peaches and Cream anymore that I know of. This was the first of the bi colors that I remember. There are a lot of bi colors available and some I think are better. But the reason I quit buying from Burgess is the $9.49 S&H regardless of how small (or large) an order is. If they don't want my small potatoes, fine with me. When introduced there was three maturity dates, now only two and the catalog gives the early as 6 1/2 feet tall so I woul;d think they are what used to be mid and late. The early was about the size of the golden Batam. Years ago Burgess was here in Galesburg and dad grew tomato seed for them. No S&H for seed. Vern
 

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Looks like they may be in the process of Hyberdizing and patened like they have done cotton seed. Hope not as the garden seed is liable to really go up in price
 

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Melvin, most all garden seed has gone up alot over the last 3-4 years like most everything else. Funny how our inflation rate is so low according to those that calculate it :?: :?: :roll: :shock: :?
 

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Melvin, most all garden seed has gone up alot over the last 3-4 years like most everything else. Funny how our inflation rate is so low according to those that calculate it :?: :?: :roll: :shock: :?
I agree Jim; their calculations make no sence what so ever. Where do their ideas hatch out from
 

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Contact Deerfield Supplies in Elkton Ky. 2825 Stringtown Road 42220 270-265-2425
This Is an Amish feller, I go to his store regularly, he ships anywhere.
Corn Prices
Sweet OP $1.40-1.50/Lb
SE $10.10-11.85/Lb
SY $6.60-9.10/M Seed ct.
Examples
Peaches and cream $10.10/Lb
Silver Queen 10.65/Lb
I've been a customer since '05
He also sells supplies.
 

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I'm going to check with a local bulk seed dealer next week. I started buying from him a couple of years ago because of the hogh cost of shipping. Last year paid $6.50 a pound for silver queen. Thanks for all the replies.
 

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Stopped by the local seed house today. Paid $16 a pound for sweet corn seed, and don't have to pay shipping fee :D
 

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just going over last years copy of order bill tomatoes seed candy grape 500 seeds 100 dollars hybred 87 dollars per 1000 and 2 varieties at 68 dollars per 1000 and a couple open pollinated 38 per 1000 chedder califlower 60 a thousand white cali 36 per thousand squash average 25 dollars a thousand sweet corn navajo se 10.20 a pound gourmet varieties average 7.80 a thousand seeds approx average 2000 seeds per pound so15.60 a pound these are higher volume prices small volume prices would be much more. cheaper seed could be availible but when using precision planters such as stanhay belt planters and air seeders its very important the seed is sized all the same and clean we got some leek seed last year that was dirty and couldnt use it as it kept pluging needles up on tray seeder these crops are expensive to grow and a poor crop just adds to the overall cost we have dealt with same companys for up to 24 years with good success good seed delivery on time helpful sales rep and adiquete stock in season if for some reason you need more climate controled storage warehouse to presuve seed stock at the markets i will have peaple tell me there seed didnt grow i can usually tell them they bought it out of a 99cent rack in a chain store and be right fresh clean sized seed is a must for us as we want as close to a 100 percent productive crop as we can get most of the input costs are the same for a poor crop as a good one
 

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Deerfields is a reliable commercial supplier, I have bought seed and supplies for 14 Acres of vegetables and a small greenhouse since '05 and never had a problem.
On the plus side AVG magazine predicts sweet corn acreages to be down for 2013 due to the continuing labor problems and the new "food safety" bill. Maybee prices will respond accordingly.
Prediction is for this country (USA)
 

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with input costs going up we havent had a price increace in a few years we are planning for $6.00 a doz this year from $5 .00 and $5.50 a doz depending on market location what does corn sell for in your areas some have been selling for $6.00 to $8.00 a doz for a year now in the larger populated areas
 
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