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Old-fashioned corn?

Where can I find seeds for corn on the cob that isn't one of the 'super-sweet", "sugar-enhanced" varieties?  They seem to have taken over completely from the old-fashioned kind in seed catalogues.

 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,238
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,820
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  • Thanks very much for the swift replies, people. They both look hopeful;  Realseeds only has one, but it seems to be the best of all.  Have you tried any of them?

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,820

    I've not tried their sweetcorn, but I've used other of their seeds which have always been of really good quality image

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  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    Real seeds are very good, always fresh seed. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,238

    Can't grow it here. Too short a summer. Too cold.

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  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,160
    Have you tried growing mini pop Pansyface, it has a shorter growing time than corn on the cob. It doesn't need to be polinated and can be grown in rows. It' s picked when the cobs are still small and the strands coming from the cobs are still yellow. The plants themselves though are 6 to 7 ft tall.



    I had two crops last year by sowing seeds 4 weeks apart
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,238
    Never having heard of "mini pop", I Googled it and was rather confused to read about some kind of music for preteenage children. Not for me, I think.



    Then it occurred to me that it might be some sort of miniature popcorn producing plant. I'd rather eat toasted polystyrene granules than popcorn. Surely not?



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  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,160
    Try googling sweet corn, mini pop, Pansyface. Most seed companies sell the seeds and give good descriptions of what it is.
  • Realseeds and Vegetableseedstore don't sell them, presumably because they're modern F1 hybrids, but here's a link to people that do:

    http://www.vegetableseeds.net/Sweet_Corn_Minipop_p/scn06.htm

    They sound rather good  -  I'll give them a try if I have any money or garden space left after ordering from realseeds ...

     

     

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