Mini corn on the cob (plants 10 ft high and growing)

When will the cobs be ready for picking please ? What signs do I look for?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,868
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  • Thank you, most helpful.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,272
    We're in the SW UK, and have been picking our sweetcorn cobs for about 3 weeks now (absolutely delicious!). Only got 2 or 3 left so will leave these for next week perhaps.
    First time I've grown them and most impressed.
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,156
    I'm in the NW and was harvesting mini pop from about mid August. I've found mini pop grows taller than corn on the cob, 7 or 8ft isn't unusual and it's always ready earlier that corn on the cob.
  • Thanks Zoomer. Strangely, it seems that my 'mini pops' are changing; they are extending longitudinally and noticeably fattening. So we shall no doubt end up with large corn on the cobs with mini pops on the end. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,868
    Sounds as if they should’ve been harvested some time ago  :/
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  • I finished harvesting mine two weeks ago.  I'd read you should harvest them when the tassles turn brown.  At that point they were about 5 or 6 inches long.  In fact, it should have been done earlier when the tassels were just developing, for the sweetest, most perfectly formed cobs, around two to three inches.  And yes, mine were upwards of 8 ft.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,868
    Baby sweetcorn should be harvested before the tassels turn brown if you're going to eat it as a vegetable ... 

    If harvested later it's best used as popcorn

    https://gardenerskitchen.co.uk/vegetable_details.php?v=mini-pop-f1&t=sweetcorn&tid=38&vid=119&f=Q-Z
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