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Sweetcorn - Incredible


Sweetcorn - Incredible (Zea mays (Sweetcorn))

An update on my sweetcorn, I can't wait to be able to eat them and have no idea when they will be ready! (hopefully soon) I've noticed that the tassles are going brown a bit now so hope this is a good sign? :-) Lucy



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Lucy,
Don't worry about the colour of the wrapping leaves which look purple(ish). It could be that you are growing the purple Zea mays which comes from Peru. In that case congratulations! I tried a couple of years ago and although the plant went to about 3 metres high, I didn't get any cobs.
The tassles going dry brown indicate that the cobs are ready to be picked.
Good luck (whenever you grew this).

14 Jun, 2009



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