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The Snake River Valley in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon is a world reknown seed growing region. The area is surrounded by mountain ranges that protect it from high winds. The cool nights of a high mountain desert allow the crops to “rest” from hot days and irrigation from reliable sources helps mantain a steady supply of water. The area also allows for good isolation of crops.
Stay tuned for onion genotype descriptions.
Nearly all sweet corn types listed below rely on one of two recessive genes (su1 "normal" and sh2 "shrunken"). Each type may benefit from isolation from other types within its own group and the resulting cross pollination will not produce field corn kernels. Cross pollination between groups, or with field or popcorn will produce field corn kernels. Listed here are the groupings of su1 and sh2 genotypes and some of the trademarks or brand names currently available.
Idaho's lower Snake River Valley, named the Treasure Valley, is blessed with an abundance of well managed family farms, a more than adequate supply of water for irrigation and four great mountain ranges. These ranges result in one of the mildest air movement systems in the continental United States - ideal for wind pollinated crops. Another advantage is the area's dry desert climate, with cool nights and warm days. The dry air impedes diseases common to areas of the country with higher humidity. The cool nights give the plants "time to grow."
George L. Crookham established Crookham Company in 1911. Upon his first visit to Idaho he immediately realized the potential of the Treasure Valley as a major seed production area.