Ruby Queen corn - Knowledgebase Question

Lodi, CA
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Question by dsmfarms
July 21, 1999
I planted some Ruby Queen corn but the ears are yellow instead of red when ripe. Any ideas on why?

Answer from NGA
July 21, 1999
It doesn't sound as though you're growing Ruby Queen, does it? I'd say the package was mismarked or the garden plot was misidentified. Ruby Queen is a Hybrid SE Sweet Corn, ripening in 75 days. It's a new sweet corn color that's really red! You can enjoy Ruby Queen at two stages. Pick it when it's blush-red for maximum SE sweetness. Or let it ripen to full red so it can develop its rich, old-fashioned corn flavor. The meaty ears are 8" long with 18 rows of juicy, very tender kernels. Plants are 7' tall and often bear 2 ears apiece. There's no need to isolate from other corns, but we suggest that you grow another SE variety with Ruby Queen to help with pollination. (Breeder's Choice corn is a perfect companion.)

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