Tiny Corn - Knowledgebase Question

brighton, MI
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Question by paullow
March 2, 1998
A few days ago I was asking where I might get the type of tiny corn on the cob that is used in stir-fry type dishes.
Also I wanted to know if this would be carried by Burpee and if it would grow in the southeasten part of Michigan?

Answer from NGA
March 2, 1998
That tiny corn is just regular corn (sweet or others), that is harvested early. Some varieties are better than others at producing multiple ears, so you get more baby corns per stalk. These include some of the older, open-pollinated varieties like Burpee's 'Early Sunglow'.

Harvest before the corn plant is pollinated, 2 to 4 days after the first silks appear. Plant the seeds close together, only 2 to 3 inches apart, to encourage side shoot growth. You may get up to 10 to 12 tiny ears per plant. And you should have no trouble growing corn in Michigan!

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