Planting Baby Corn : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

If you like the little corn you get in Chinese Restaurants, you might want to grow you own. It's easy and you can put a whole lot in a little space. You get between 2 and 4 tiny ears per stock. Last year we planted according to directions, this year, I really crowded it in. Didn't hurt a thing. You can use any corn or by baby corn seed. It dries nicely for next year's planting. The Japanese beetles really love it like they do all corn, but you pick it so young it doesn't matter. It can be used in soup, stir-fry, salads, as a side-dish, anyway you want it. You do have to pick it everyday and sometimes twice a day.

-- Cindy (, July 26, 2000



This isn't related to your posting, but does bring back a memory. Years ago a date and I went to an oriental restaurant and our dishes included this corn. Both having a bit of farming background we got to laughing over it. If left for seed is a harvester about the size of a riding lawnmower? Do the hire midgets to hand-pick it?

-- Ken S. (, July 26, 2000.

The funks brand of corn we plant gives you two or three ears, though one never really seems to mature in time, and I want to pick all in one day. So just as the ears are forming I pick these stray ears, they are wonderful boiled whole and eaten whole with butter! YUM! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh (, July 26, 2000.

Hi, Where do you get the seed for this type of corn. I would love to grow some. Daryll

-- Daryll (, July 26, 2000.

From Nichol's seed catalog. 541-928- 9280, Nichols Garden Nursery 1190 Old Salem Rod. NE, Alban, Oregon 97321-4580. You should only have to order one time. Let a few ears grow and dry. I had 100% germination from last year's. Enjoy!

-- Cindy (, July 27, 2000.

Interesting! What is the name of this corn? This year I planted a variety called Chires Baby which I got from Seeds of Change (www.seeds of, which sounds similar, except they claim as many as 3-5 stalks per plant and 8-12 ears per stalk. Mine aren't that far along yet (Maine!) so I can't confirm that.

-- Brad (, July 27, 2000.

Brad, this corn is just called Baby Corn.

-- Cindy (, July 28, 2000.

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