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Old December 8, 2017   #31
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You should have plenty of time to get two maybe three different varieties growing. When you find out which corn you're gonna grow, stagger the planting by one month between the maturity dates and you should be good.

Here's an example. usually corn starts flowering 3 weeks before the harvest time so a 78 day corn should start flowering at 57 days. Do the math on the others and plant so they don't flower at the same time.

I wouldn't do this every year but once to find out what type of corn you like and then you can plant every 2 weeks to get a continuous harvest all season.
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Since we were only gardening, not trying to produce enough to sell, we planted in 8 foot by 8 foot blocks and got excellent production. Very good, LOL, so it was good Mirai would hold up to 7 days in the fridge. We did share some, but it was so good we ate corn at just about every meal.
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wow.... marai corn the seeds and such catalog is way more expensive than paydirt at 25.00 a pound. paydirt is a bargain comparatively. it is very confusing to buy seeds and compare prices when you are comparing seed count to weight. the marai in the seedsnsuch appears to be about 52.00 a pound (3200 seeds). that is a lot of money to buy 1# of seed. You need to know exactly how many seeds you are planting in each row x the # of rows to purchase by count. unless you have a precision planter ( which ideally spaces the seed at 9" apart) that you invested thousands of dollars in that is not a very accurate way to estimate the amount of seed you need. earthway planters don't plant seeds that accurately, for the home gardener it isn't as important. thinning isn't an acres or more worth of corn to go through.
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Liked Ambrosia, Luscious, Gotta Have It, and Incredible, but for three years now Honey Select has been our favorite.


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I will put Honey Select on the list for next year.
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Anyone grow the old heirloom varieties (SU) types and best place to get them.
I prefer the old time flavor over the modern super sweet hybrids.
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Old December 9, 2017   #36
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These are old hybrids but they are SU. Lochief and G90.

https://www.ufseeds.com/product/iochief-corn-seed/

https://www.ufseeds.com/product/sweet-g90-corn-seed/


They also have Honey Select at a better price than post above.
https://www.ufseeds.com/product/hone...eet-corn-seed/
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wow.... marai corn the seeds and such catalog is way more expensive than paydirt at 25.00 a pound. paydirt is a bargain comparatively. it is very confusing to buy seeds and compare prices when you are comparing seed count to weight. the marai in the seedsnsuch appears to be about 52.00 a pound (3200 seeds). that is a lot of money to buy 1# of seed. You need to know exactly how many seeds you are planting in each row x the # of rows to purchase by count. unless you have a precision planter ( which ideally spaces the seed at 9" apart) that you invested thousands of dollars in that is not a very accurate way to estimate the amount of seed you need. earthway planters don't plant seeds that accurately, for the home gardener it isn't as important. thinning isn't an acres or more worth of corn to go through.
I get my Mirai seed through Harris seeds. There is also Twin Farms, you could contact them for a bulk seed sale price.

I'm just planting by hand, LOL, so no thinning.
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Anyone grow the old heirloom varieties (SU) types and best place to get them.
I prefer the old time flavor over the modern super sweet hybrids.
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Have a look at Victory Seeds' website: http://www.victoryseeds.com/Corn_c_339-1-3.html
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Has anyone grown Oaxacan Green? I have not tried it, but it looks intriguing. I am surprised that there are not green corn chips and tortillas being marketed.
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Has anyone grown Oaxacan Green? I have not tried it, but it looks intriguing. I am surprised that there are not green corn chips and tortillas being marketed.
An American corn chip like Frito's a little maybe but not a tortilla.
Due to the process of removing the outside skin it would not be green anymore.
Many of the red and blue corn tortilla chips I see are colored/dyed but not all.

I have always wanted to grow many of these old Mexican varieties.
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Almost positive Golden Bantam was the corn I bought and invaded my mom and dads garden with one year.
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I grew a red sweet corn one year, at least it was red until I boiled it. Then I had white corn and red water.
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Almost positive Golden Bantam was the corn I bought and invaded my mom and dads garden with one year.
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I forgot about that one. Corn is so confusing, too many choices and how to know if you'll like it. Peaches and Cream is awesome for cream style corn, all it takes is a little blanching for storage. We in La eat corn maque choux and you can't make that with supersweet corn, It has too much sugar.
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I forgot about that one. Corn is so confusing, too many choices and how to know if you'll like it. Peaches and Cream is awesome for cream style corn, all it takes is a little blanching for storage. We in La eat corn maque choux and you can't make that with supersweet corn, It has too much sugar.
Ate a lot of that growing up never knew what it was called.
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I grew a red sweet corn one year, at least it was red until I boiled it. Then I had white corn and red water.

If you like unusual colors in your corn, try Baker Creek. Many colors, including Glass Gem, but oranges, reds, blue, the green corn you posted a picture of, pinks....

https://www.rareseeds.com/store/vegetables/corn/


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