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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jul 13, 2017 10:17 AM CST
Final report on Farmer's First. One of two trial varieties this year along with two revisited from yester year. Controls were Primus and Silver King. This is an early 70 day corn which was found on Burpee seedracks this year. If you can still find a seed rack up and any left and you grow seed corn, I recommend buying it for next year. It may be one that Burpee bought as an experimental variety. They don't even acknowledge its existence so it may be hard to find going forward. It is early and (surprise) tall, only the revisited Golden Cross Bantam is taller. This late plot contains Silver King, Jackpot, Golden Cross Bantam, Peaches and Cream EH and Farmer's First. It is one being harvested as the others range from days to weeks left to go.


Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 13, 2017 10:28 AM CST
It sure does look good! Drooling
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 13, 2017 10:48 AM CST
NICE NICE !!! There Dillard Thumbs up
Dog it !😭! Now you done gone and made me hungry for some ! 😁
Bathed in mayo and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Yumm 😜
Try it ? You'll like it !
Just like the mexican fellows sell off there carts or bicycles. 😜

Good pollinazation Thumbs up
What did plant, 4 rows, 12 inches apart ?
Happy corn growing 😁
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jul 13, 2017 11:20 AM CST
OOOOOOHHHHHHH, I AM DOOMED!
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My sweet corn is a total failure and you dare show a picture of those beautiful cobs.
YOU DASTARDLY FIEND. Blinking
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 13, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Now ! Be nice there @RpR.
Do you have 65 days growing season left ??? Theres a variety of sweet corn that matures in 65 days. Go to store.
By this time, they may have some that produce quicker.
Its worth a shot !😁!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 13, 2017 12:52 PM CST
That 'Farmers First' corn certainly looks nice, Farmerdill -- how does it taste? I'm going to have to look for it just out of curiosity Smiling

RpR Group hug (next year will be better!)

I can't wait for the Wisconsin sweet corn to start showing up at our local farm stands! Yum!!
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jul 13, 2017 2:09 PM CST
Excellent se flavor especially for an early. comparable to most bi-color Se. Shu's are too sweet for me, but I have developed a taste for the synergistics which are slightly sweeter than se but not cloyingly sweet. This is a second crop following the English peas. Finished my first crop July 4.
Thumb of 2017-07-13/farmerdill/b52b96 Primus An excellent synergistic which I trialed last year and used for control this year.
I have grown Silver King continuously since 2004. Always try new varieties but that has become the standard for me.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jul 13, 2017 7:25 PM CST
I started drooling when you mentioned Peaches and Cream. A favorite around here.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jul 14, 2017 7:14 AM CST
farmerdill said:

I ADORE bicolor corn, but can never get enough sunlight for them. Best I have is Allure at 5' tall and tasselling and that is a high point for my yard garden. I am tapping the stalks in no wind. And will cut off a few tassels and rub them on the silks.

Name: Cora
Arlington, Va (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Jul 15, 2017 6:49 AM CST
Anyone that grows corn have an answer to darn squirrels eating corn straight from the stalk? I am growing silver queen and I watch my next plot neighbor's corn being destroyed/ gable by squirrels.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jul 15, 2017 9:34 AM CST
No body grows corn around this neighbour hood because the squirrels take it. Some sort of netting or wire enclosure is about the only way to discourage them?
I have ornamental dent corn growing in barrels-to see if a non sweet corn would discourage them.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jul 15, 2017 9:40 AM CST
I have dozens of squirrels around my gardens. I had to talk to them about 5 years ago, when they did indeed try eating sweet corn. ( I had left it too long ) a couple of talks punctuated with a pellet gun and they have not bothered any thing since. Not even the peaches which they were found of . Nor are they afraid of me. Smart critters those squirrels. If you are not into having discussions with wildlife, sprinkle a little blood meal on the silks as they begin to dry. Does not work for raccoons tho.
Name: Cora
Arlington, Va (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Jul 15, 2017 9:56 AM CST
I will pick bag of blood meal and try that. My husband's suggestion is shooting with pellet gun. We are in community garden for now, lot's of rule we have to follow.
Name: Cora
Arlington, Va (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Jul 16, 2017 1:56 PM CST
One person growing corn put stocking on the cob. It seems working since she only have no more than ten plants.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jul 22, 2017 12:53 PM CST
CoraBarner said:One person growing corn put stocking on the cob. It seems working since she only have no more than ten plants.
A cure for squirrels eating corn is to have an apple tree and let them take all the apples. LOL!

Another cure for squirrels is to get a hav-a-hart trap, bait it with peanut butter and dunk the trap in a tub of water when you catch the tree-rats... Or so I've heard... (koff, koff)

Sorry, quoted the wrong post...
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