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Babycorn issue?

Hi everyone 

Hope you're all well and enjoying the sunshine as well as the much more needed rain.

The photos below show my babycorn harvest.  They're not so babycorn looking weirdly shaped.  Perhaps I harvested them too late?

I did change the location of planting,  and can confirm that it was more shaded.  Any thoughts?  

Also just wondering do you think they'd be still edible?  Would hate to waste .... thanks again 🙂


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    The idea of baby corn is that it’s harvested at about ‘thumb size’. 

    It’s not fertilised so the kernels don’t swell, and you eat the whole thing. 

    I don’t think what you’ve got there is edible … sorry.  If you know someone with cattle or goats they’d probably enjoy it chopped and added to their feed. Not any good for poultry as there aren’t any good kernels. 

    Every day’s a school day when we’re gardening 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • you harvested late.
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721
    It looks like a bit of fascination and to late harvesting to me if it's easy enough to bite it's still edible, it's never going to do you any harm, so give it a go.
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