Harvesting Corn - Knowledgebase Question

Sachse, TX
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Question by walksfarwolf
June 16, 1999
How can I tell when my corn is ready to be picked?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 1999
Corn is usually ready to harvest three weeks after corn silks appear. You can check your ears for ripeness by pulling back part of the husk and piercing a kernel with your thumbnail. If a milky juice spurts out, the ear is ready to harvest. If not, replace the husk and check again in a day or two. A completely dry silk or a yellow or faded-green sheath means the ear is past its prime.

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