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Peanut, Corn Pollination.
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Ron/PA    Posted 02-15-2005 at 05:20:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut, Re: your corn isolation. Yep corn pollinates, that what the tassels do. When they talk about isolation, it means isolating it from other variaties of corn, sweet or other.
A couple of years ago, our feed mill got some colored sweet corn in, it looked just like indian corn, and if you boiled it, you ended up with brown corn. You had to nuke it in the microwave, to keep the color. We tried a pound of it. BAD MOVE!!!!! All of my super sweet candy corn had spurts of colored kernels mixed in, the first 40 rows of our field corn had colored kernels mixed in. To top it off, it had little or no flavor.
Our garden is surrounded by a field, and years we plant field corn in the field, our sweet corn is not nearly as good, due to cross pollination. If we put soy beans in that field, we get much better sweet corn. All of this is hinged on the timing of each variety of corn coming into tassel at the same time.
Hope this helps at least a little.

Peanut    Posted 02-15-2005 at 06:01:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, it does help. Thanks Ron.

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