Sweet Corn ?

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Sweet Corn ?

Postby cowgirl_jenna » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:16 pm

Whats every-ones thoughts on sweet corn variety? We used serendipity last couple of years. I know the RR/BT and LL/BT sweet corn is out, but not sure if you trade some sweetness for the convenience of herbicide resistant.?. Any thoughts?
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Postby Jogeephus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:38 pm

I like peaches and cream and merit. Not RR. Don't use many chemicals myself. Ferous oxide applied in two or three passes normally suffices.
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby CottageFarm » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:08 pm

We've been real happy with Ecstase 2 and Trinity for Bi colors as well as Peaches & Cream
Early Sunglow and Precocious for Yellow
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby Craig Miller » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:18 pm

We like the silver queen. Not a super sweet like candy corn but just enough sweet to it.
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Postby Jogeephus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:44 am

I like silver queen too.
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby Ouachita » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:47 am

Tender Treat has always been my favorite standby, although I've tried most of the above. There all good.
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby cowgirl_jenna » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:33 pm

thanx for all the ideas. My dad too always said any sweet corn is better than what they had when he was younger. Said they just ate field corn pretty much, sweet corn was not as common then I guess.? I personally dont like the bt/rr/ll sweet corn idea to much either, we do have that in our field corn, call me hypocritical, but not sure I want my sweet corn with those genes.?
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby cow pollinater » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Precocious is all I plant anymore.
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:34 pm

Jogeephus wrote:I like silver queen too.

Have you tried silver king? The co op only had the king last year. Of course i dont know what it taste like cause none of it made.
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby sim.-ang.king » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:07 pm

Use to plant Illini super sweet, but have been in quite a while, and now planting Early xtra. Also been planting peaches and cream.
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby jedstivers » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:09 pm

I'm going to plant the rr/bt. I don't like worms. Will see how it tastes.
I'm also thinking of planting some hairloom corn.
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Postby Ouachita » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:22 pm

jedstivers wrote:I'm going to plant the rr/bt. I don't like worms. Will see how it tastes.
I'm also thinking of planting some hairloom corn.


On the "heirloom", Golden Bantum does well here. Not sure I got the spelling correct. But as Larry the cable guy says "if guns kill people, pencils are responsible for my misspelling"
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby greybeard » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:03 pm

jedstivers wrote:I'm going to plant the rr/bt. I don't like worms. Will see how it tastes.
I'm also thinking of planting some hairloom corn.

Ok--explain the "I don't like worms" part.

Does rr/bt not get worms?
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Re: Sweet Corn ?

Postby jedstivers » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:08 pm

greybeard wrote:
jedstivers wrote:I'm going to plant the rr/bt. I don't like worms. Will see how it tastes.
I'm also thinking of planting some hairloom corn.

Ok--explain the "I don't like worms" part.

Does rr/bt not get worms?

The BT is what keeps the worms out, the roundup ready keeps us from killing it when we spray the other crops.
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