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Favorite sweet corn varieties?

Planting sweet corn for the first time this year. Did some research and decided to plant 'Peaches and Pearls' and 'Bodacious'. Anyone have experience with these two or have better recommendations for next year? What do you need to do as far as soil prep goes if you want to grow corn in the same dirt for several years in a row? Anyone ever till in alfalfa pellets as an organic fertilizer and soil conditioner?

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Water, manure and miracle grow.

I have never heard of peaches and pears? Peaches and cream is delish! If I remember right, bodacious is not as sweet and more of a full kernel.

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 I have grown Peaches and Pearls two years ago and planted it this year. It is very good. I always use the same rows. I till in compost and let her rip. I rotate pretty much everything but corn. 

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 If you go to the farmer's market later this year, you will notice the people selling peaches and cream sell out a lot faster than the others. I get there early to make sure I get the peaches & cream.

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fisherman25 Said:
Water, manure and miracle grow.

I have never heard of peaches and pears? Peaches and cream is delish! If I remember right, bodacious is not as sweet and more of a full kernel.

yes, sir you are correct. they are both good, but peaches and cream is the best i have ever had.


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Bodacious is a great great corn.  not as sweet as a peaches and cream but it seems to grow good no matter what.  rain or no rain it always puts on a good cob.

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I plant about 3 acres of Bodacious every year.

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Chargers Said:

fisherman25 Said:
Water, manure and miracle grow.

I have never heard of peaches and pears? Peaches and cream is delish! If I remember right, bodacious is not as sweet and more of a full kernel.

yes, sir you are correct. they are both good, but peaches and cream is the best i have ever had.

Amen to that! I have both an early and late variety of it. Can't beat it for flavor. All around has good size and is nice and crisp. Yum!

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I did find information that states you shouldnt plant a SE type seed near a SH2 type seed as the cross pollination will diminish the quality of the corn produced. I think Im going to plant my larger plot with bodacious and plant a smaller section in my yard with honey and pearls. I tend to prefer a cornier sweet corn than a super sweet with less corn flavor, which I think bodacious is. Does anyone here can their corn? If so what methods do you use, any tips or tricks? Do you use a tool to cut the corn from the cob or just a knife? Sorry I mistyped previously, one of the varieties I have is gurneys.com/honey-%91n-pearl-hybrid-sh2-sweet-corn/p/73517/ HONEY 'n Pearls!

 

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Those cobber tools work ok, but I prefer to just use an electric filet knife. We freeze ours and its lasts for several years. They usually don't last that long at our place though.

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helped my mother in law with this and we just blanch the corn (put in boiling water for 7-10min. pull out and put in ice cold water until it is cooled). we use electric knife to cut the corn from the cob and put in zip lock bags/vac.bags). this is the easiest way and the corn still tastes awesome. good luck.


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