Articles About Growing Corn
Unique Varieties of Corn for Home Gardeners. Uncommon varieties of Corn for home gardeners. Morado, Glass Gem, Indian Corn, Sweet Corn, Popping Corn.
Glass Gem Indian Corn - The effect of glass gem corn can be quite stunning at times, and when you bite into one you almost expect it will taste like candy, jelly beans perhaps. It's sweet but not as sweet as jelly beans which an ear of glass gem corn sometimes resembles. It's sweet just like Sweet corn is supposed to be.
Japonica Corn is similar to Glass Gem in appearance, but is a variety of Dent corn, not sweet corn. It is sometimes grown strictly as an ornamental plant as its stalks and atssles have unusual and vibrant coloration. It can be eaten fresh even when picked at the right time, there is a very narrow window of opportunity as it only peaks in this department for a few days. Even when picked at the right time, well it just doesn't taste all that good which is the case with most dent corn. It is best used for grinding and as a flour corn
Peruvian Giant Corn - An extremely large variety of corn. The stalks reach up to 18 feet in height.
Peaches & Cream Corn -Peaches and Cream is an f1 hybrid bi color variety of Sweet Corn. It actually yields two different tastes with each bite, the yellow kernels have concentrated more sugars and the whites more starch, they meld together in your mouth for a buttery sweet taste.
Jubilee Corn There are several strains of Corn known as Jubilee. Jubilee Hybrid, Golden Jubilee both share similar characteristics. Jubilee SuperSweet takes a tad longer to mature, and as the name implies produces a sweeter ear of corn.
Seneca Horizon Corn - Seneca Horizon is an early producing variety of Sweet Corn. It is known to give very reliable and abundant yields. Most early corn varieties produce relatively small ears of corn. One of the best early producers - Early Sunglow - produces ears that are only 6.5 to 7 inches long, Seneca Horizon, although it does not produce AS early, yields ears of corn a hefty 8 - 10 inches long and just as sweet.
Gold Bantam Corn is the oldest of the Home Grown Heirloom Corn varieties that's still kicking around. It's still popular for good reasons - It has great flavor, sprouts well in cooler soil and produces a reasonable yield.
Early Sunglow Corn is a hybrid variety of sweet corn favored by many home gardeners, particularly in regions with short seasons. It thrives in cool weather and is a good choice to plant early, as soon as the soil is workable and warmed to at least 70 F.
Iochief Corn ne of the older hybrids. It has been popular among farmers and gardeners for decades and for good reason. It's not the best sweet corn available but is a reliable and consistent producer. Part of it value lies in its ability to produce and retain high quality corn under adverse conditions. It is drought resistant as well as being tolerable, not resistant, just tolerable of inundating rains.
Silver Queen Corn is quite frequently described as being a "white" corn , well it's not really white, just a very pale yellowish white. It's a popular and tasty late season sweet hybrid variety of corn.
Sugar Pearl Sweet Corn is an early producing hybrid white sweet corn. As the name suggests it is pearly white and sugary sweet.
Black Aztec Corn. Planting, Care, Cultivation, Seeds. Early white mature Black corn variety, top eating quality at the proper stage of development.
Bloody Butcher is a variety of "Dent Corn", Not sweet corn. Dent Corn has a very high starch content and is used primarily as a base ingredient in corn flour, cornmeal, and so forth.
Preserving Corn - Preserving Corn. Methods of Preserving Sweet Corn for Winter Use. Freezing, Drying and Grinding Corn.