Another waxy corn variety that was showcased during the Field Day is WC Nutri LyT+ which was named after the late Willy Co, the founder of Allied Botanical. The new glutinous corn was developed by the Institute of Plant Breeding at UP Los Baños.
This white variety has enhanced lysine and tryptophan contents which are essential amino acids for human growth. It is ideal as children’s snack. The ears are medium size, weighing an average of 250 grams. The ears for boiling are harvestable in 60 to 65 days from seeding.