Which sweet corn are you growing this year?

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Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:57 »
I'm trying Bountiful for the first time and always grow corn in my g-house. At the moment they're as tall as an elephant's eye but the harvest is yet to come so don't know how they'll taste.
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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 13:02 »
Lark, ate the first one raw, on Wednesday :)
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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 14:34 »
Swift.
They are but the plants  and cobs look small compared to neighbors. Ready in 7 days more I think

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 14:55 »
Earlibird, but they've not really done very well outdoors. Half are shoulder height the other half are about a foot tall! :(

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 15:46 »
Incredible and cobs are just about ready, maybe two or three more days.

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 16:53 »
Incredible, for the 6th year running (my, how time flies!  :ohmy:)

Thanks to a cool June, during most of which they sulked, they have only been flowering for about a week, some days of which have been rather too windy :(, and some very wet.  :(  :(

Don't think it's going to be a vintage year somehow, but I'll especially savour whatever I get from them.  :)
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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 18:18 »
Swift.
They are but the plants  and cobs look small compared to neighbors. Ready in 7 days more I think

So am I. Plants are 1.5m tall only two cobs a-piece, first one ripe today... and they are WHITE!!!! Clearly not Swift  ::) They taste OK but not what I was expecting at all

Also got Goldcrest in the tunnel which are ripening fast.. first one raw today and they are nice and yellow too. A supersweet variety but in the tunnel are well away from any crosspollination. Really good and only the height of the tunnel.. two cobs on most plants
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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 20:27 »
Swift. They are getting ready , have harvested four a.ready, they taste great.

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 22:14 »
 Zuccherino from Seeds of Italy.  They were stupendous last year, we don't normally do that well with sweetcorn, but they were wonderful in both yield and taste.

Have grown the same again this year.   A bit behind time wise compared with last year, so no fruit yet, but hoping for good things again.

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019, 16:24 »
i have Lark as per my normal choice, eaten 2 already which were lovely, however, I also have some Tyson, which are supposed to be a later variety, eaten 2 and they were the best tasting sweetcorn I have ever grown :D...they are not supposed to be ready yet, but pulled a couple last week and was really impressed! :D

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 10:00 »
Had some of my Incredible last night and they were lovely. I've tried to be sensible this year and only planted a 4*3 block from seeds planted indoors early and then followed with another block sown direct at the end of May which are now just showing the top 'seedheads'.

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 12:31 »
I'm growing my tried and trusted Golden Bantam.
Now at their peak height of 7 feet tall.
They are setting corns beautifully now.
As normal for this variety, get three corns on each plant and a few that have four.
Never had any problems growing corn here.
They were rocking wonderfully Friday and Saturday in 15 hours of strong winds with constant gusts of 30-40mph and at its peak yesterday afternoon a few handfuls of 50-60mph gusts that I saw on my home weather stations.
Their triffid feet do a great job allowing them to stand the rigours of our weather.
One benefit of that wind, they got an extra welcome pollinate.

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Re: Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 18:18 »
growing a variety called golden hind said to be a very multi-sweet variety haven't actually picked any yet but there looking good and very tall

but having said that i've decided to grow  a variety called Golden Lion next season again a multi-sweet variety said to have no tillers but then again its all down to the growing season  :unsure:


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Re: Re: Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 23:20 »
Swift, in NE Scotland so always a gamble. Cobs are forming but temps are down to 9c overnight and 15c during the day. Keeping my fingers crossed for a change in the weather!

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Re: Which sweet corn are you growing this year?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 23:10 »
Swift
Had the first cobs tonight for tea and they propper reyt good.
Some have gone funny and mutated but probably about 75% of the 45 sown look good.
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