Sweet Corn

Illinois State Vegetable


Sweet corn

Sweet corn; fresh and delicious.  Photo by Rosana Prada/Flickr (Use Permitted with Attribution).

Official State Vegetable of Illinois

Illinois designated sweet corn as the official state vegetable in 2015 (Illinois also adopted popcorn as the official state snack food in 2003).

Elementary school students from Chatham, Illinois worked with their local legislator to propose a state vegetable to the General Assembly. Illinois also recognizes a state fruit and official state pie. All Food Symbols



When to Harvest Sweet Corn