Kendell Hellewell, Ph.D.
Sweet Corn Breeder
Experience: 21 Years
A seasoned expert who has an unparalleled enthusiasm for achieving high eating quality through a combination of traditional breeding techniques and new genetic tools, Kendell Hellewell has bred sweet corn for the last 11 years all over the world.
With grower and consumer needs in mind, he emphasizes continuous improvement of performance and quality, his sweet corn being characterized by its nice ear appearance with a good tip fill, ear size, and husk cover that enhances the marketability of its high-yielding stalks.
“The thing I like about breeding sweet corn is you get a chance to really select for a lot of different traits that the consumer is really interested in, like how it looks and particularly how it tastes.”