Sweet corn

Sweet cornSweet corn (Zea mays convar. saccharata var. rugosa; also called sugar corn, dent corn and pole corn) is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Growing heritage sweet corn in Southern Victoria, Australia

There are so many varieties of sweet corn that it is a shame not to try one in your garden each year. Here in Southern Victoria we have a good climate for growing corn and some of the older varieties will germinate in cooler soil so you needn’t think you can’t give it a go. […]

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Growing heritage sweet corn in Southern Victoria, Australia

There are so many varieties of sweet corn that it is a shame not to try one in your garden each year. Here in Southern Victoria we have a good climate for growing corn and some of the older varieties will germinate in cooler soil so you needn’t think you can’t give it a go. […]

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