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Penn State Extension Food Preservation Methods
We encourage customers to freeze sweet corn to enjoy in the off-season. We recommend freezing corn between approximately July 20 and August 20 because:
- Early locally-grown sweet corn is typically covered with plastic at planting to help heat the soil and start the growing process. This works well but adds to the cost of production - which increases the purchase price.
- Early sweet corn varieties have shorter cobs and less kernels and will not yield as much (when cut off the cob) as longer-eared, full-season varieties.
- Later in the season, corn can become less available and more expensive.