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Sweetcorn question?????????
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sHan    Posted 06-20-2003 at 07:06:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
we plant some kind of hybred sweetcorn(dont rember the name) and when it comes up it comes up in a clump of 3 stalks per seed last year is the first year we planted this kind and i let it go till fall and all 3 stalks had ears on them but they seem to be kinda small should i trim the 2 side shoots off or whats the deal????thanks shan

Sid    Posted 06-21-2003 at 08:45:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
It sounds as if that is what I have heard called suckers and I was taught they should be broken off.

Festus Grimes    Posted 06-20-2003 at 13:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember back in the summer of '49, every apple blossom produce 4 apples. Some of them had 5. Needless to say, there were a lot of broken down apple trees along in September and October, the trees were loaded so heavy. The cows got into them so much that they got a bellyache and stopped giving milk.
There was no other choice but to take that bumper crop of apples and turn it into cider before winter came.
There were a lot of babies born in the summer of '50 around these parts. I'm not sure if there's a connection or not.

Ron/PA    Posted 06-20-2003 at 07:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
SHan, looks like your "hybred" ain't no more,, too many years of a strain and it begins to lose some of it's traits. It happened with yellow and white cross, it's nearly impossible to get any brand with decent ear size any longer.
I would seriously look to a different brand or strain next year. We plant a few acres of sweet corn so I would'nt even consider trimming it, but you might try it with one row. It would be good to put more growth into one stalk and get one good ear, than to feed three stalks and get three nubbins.

ClodRonPA    Posted 06-20-2003 at 09:36:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know one thing about this sweeet corn plague.I just stopped by to tell you hello.Glad to see you pal..I have a lot of work lined up but saw you here.Will corn grow up in those rocks there in your part of the country?I know coal grows well there,But judgeing from the health of the PA boys who move down here.It is difficult to harvest.We can jerk cotton right off the top of the ground.We dont have to dig a mile deep hole to get at it.Oooops,,Vic just called,,I think he wants to go eat Chineese food.. Well..Im counting the neighborhood dogs first,See ya later pal!

jake    Posted 06-21-2003 at 08:09:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't be Chinese food, they use cats tasts like chicken I was told.

Ron/PA    Posted 06-20-2003 at 09:54:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, Coal grows in a straight row on our farm and it grows very high. Harvesting it takes 2 people and a gravity wagon.
You are right it's a real health hazard, why last year I fell off of 2 coal cars, and my buddy got a concussion from me shoveling coal down off the cars an onto his head. However we were able to harvest about 32 ton to the acre before they started moving the train.
It's amazing how little weeds are left after you remove that crop, just the tracks of the old crop!

Clod    Posted 06-20-2003 at 10:42:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

Our coal had the squirts for awhile down here.we might need advice on your coal farming technique soon.

Um...    Posted 06-20-2003 at 07:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dunno...But I have never seen ANY corn that gave more than one stalk per kernel planted...

Interesting...Would be interested in finding out the name of it...


cowgirlj    Posted 06-20-2003 at 15:22:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The type I planted grows the same way. It is "Sweet Corn" Hybrid Peaches and Cream (EH).
I wonder if it has anything to do with planting it in a manure compost rich soil?

michael wallis    Posted 05-15-2006 at 19:24:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i recently gott some sweetcorn from a relitive she told me it was peaches&cream i planted it in south texas. becuse she told me it would do well in hot weather. i planted a test plot. it did really well.the farm and ranch i own is extensive several hundred acers. the problem is that no ones has ever heard of it down in these part's where can i buy it in bulk.

Ron/PA    Posted 06-20-2003 at 10:02:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Several years ago, Doebler, and Kingsway both had a problem with their 72 day corn, they both started to develope this trait. Everyone around here that had a receipt and standing corn to show was given a refund, plus a generous allowance, provided they sprayed and plowed down the crop.
Seems they had bastardized their hybrid seed crop to the point of genetic deformities.
We never heard anymore of them, and I'm not sure Kingsway is still in business. All I know is that they checked our fields before and after, and the checks were good.

Cindi    Posted 06-20-2003 at 07:34:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have no flipping idea, but I'm glad to see you. Missed you!

sHan    Posted 06-20-2003 at 11:23:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im shure you did (he he) how has it been going? I see the gators aint got you yet. have a good 1..shan

Cindi    Posted 06-20-2003 at 15:34:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, they're just now starting to move around now with all the water piling up. It's like opening a bunch of freeways for them. It's been going good.

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