Sweet Corn?

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  1. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    We drove by some State ground and looked at some corn that was probably planted in August..

    I never thought it would make being that that is our dry season ... Wrong! I checked an ear and it was full of kernals but I wonder if it is sweet corn as it is not very tall and the kernals are still milky..(tempted to pick some!!) plus no dent? Maybe the dent only forms as the kernel dries?
     
  2. KAHunter

    KAHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Could be either. The dent on dent corn comes after the milking stage as it starts to dry. During milking it looks similar to sweet corn. There is about a week that field corn actually tastes like sweet corn and can be eaten. Its not my first choice but it can be eaten. Who knows why it was so late or what variety it is. There are short season varieties of both.
     
  3. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I am curios... I have always meant to try field corn as roasting ears but have always missed it.
     

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