how long does it take for a ear of corn to fully develope? - Knowledgebase Question

Painesville Ohio
Question by JamesKulnane
August 31, 2017
I planted Kandy Corn June 10th and I noticed the silk the 14th of August. The ears aren't that big yet. I just wondered how long does it take for the ear to fully develop?

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Answer from Weedwhacker
August 31, 2017


Hi James -- according to the Burpee website, Kandy Korn takes about 89 days from planting to harvest, so your ears should be maturing around Sept. 10th or so. But there are a lot of factors that can affect the timing, so if they aren't ready yet by then just keep checking!

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Answer from DaisyI
August 31, 2017


The ears of corn will not be ripe until the silks start to wilt and the ear feels full all the way to the top.

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