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Favorite sweet corn varieties?

by , Posted to on 06/06/2012 11:20 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
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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by on 06/06/2012 11:45 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
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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by on 06/06/2012 1:06 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/09/2009
Location: ND
 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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by on 06/06/2012 1:20 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/15/2003
Location: ND
 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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by on 06/06/2012 1:30 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2009
Location: ND
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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by on 06/06/2012 1:37 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/30/2006
Location: ND
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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by on 06/06/2012 1:37 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/30/2006
Location: ND
I plant about 3 acres of Bodacious every year.

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by on 06/06/2012 1:44 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2005
Location: ND
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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by on 06/06/2012 2:40 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
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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by on 06/06/2012 3:04 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
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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by on 06/06/2012 3:11 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2009
Location: ND
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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by on 06/06/2012 3:29 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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What does blanching the corn do exactly? Keep it from getting milky when cut off the cob? I guess Id like to try both freezing and canning corn, as my freezer space gets somewhat limited, especially after hunting season.
Chargers Said:
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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by on 06/06/2012 5:34 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2009
Location: ND
destroys enzymes in the corn, that breakdown the corn and make it taste poorly. basically allows the corn to be stored so you can eat it at a later date as if it was fresh. trust me it works great, i know freezer space can limit this. you can also do this too green beans as well.
Lycanthrope Said:
What does blanching the corn do exactly? Keep it from getting milky when cut off the cob? I guess Id like to try both freezing and canning corn, as my freezer space gets somewhat limited, especially after hunting season.
Chargers Said:
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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by on 06/06/2012 7:18 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2002
Location: ND
The best  is called Gotta Have It. Gurneys sells it ,the best I have ever had
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by on 06/06/2012 11:18 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
Lycan, there is recipe's out there for the brine for freezing. You have to scrape the cob after the kernels are off and mix it with the brine recipe. This is how we've always made it and it tastes excellent!
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by on 06/07/2012 01:28 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Chargers Said:
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.
Blanching? Sounds like your cooking it for eating on the cob. I boil my cobs for anywhere from 8-10 minutes for fresh eating.

Do you cook the stored corn after you thaw it out then and if so how long? I would worry about it getting mushy and sticky.


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by on 06/07/2012 08:41 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/24/2006
Location: ND
A couple years ago I planted Kandy Korn.  It was very tasty and cobs were large.  Very pleased.

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by on 06/07/2012 08:52 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Last year we boiled and ice watered but took kernels off corn and put in zip lock bags. Took some out the other day and only thing missing was the cob. I liked it.

Just a way to deal with excess corn. As we all know, we over plant gardens and end up begging people to take product! At least I do.

I went with bodacious this year. I like corn period so looking forward to testing out a more non sweet corn.




 
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by on 06/07/2012 08:56 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Ive heard that bodacious IS a more non sweet corn. Some people say the super sweets are like eating sugar. I prefer a cornier corn and actually like it just slightly past its prime, when it starts to turn starchy or a chewy.

BTW I soaked too much seed and have about a cup worth of Bodacious left after planting my plot this morning if anyone wants it in the Bismarck area, it is free and ready to plant.
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by on 06/07/2012 09:31 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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You picked the right variety than imo.
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by on 06/07/2012 09:39 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
Lycanthrope Said:
Ive heard that bodacious IS a more non sweet corn. Some people say the super sweets are like eating sugar. I prefer a cornier corn and actually like it just slightly past its prime, when it starts to turn starchy or a chewy.

BTW I soaked too much seed and have about a cup worth of Bodacious left after planting my plot this morning if anyone wants it in the Bismarck area, it is free and ready to plant.
I would gladly take those off of your hands!! Planted some peaches and cream awhile ago, but has not germinated/sprouted yet. Need to replant!! PM sent.

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