Well, even though we are planting our sweet corn this week, later than we ever have, I was curious as to what varieties y’all have planted or will plant this season?
Last year we had a very good crop of Honey Select and Silver Queen, and a decent crop of Japanese Hulless and Strawberry popcorn. The HS was very tasty, good enough to eat off the stalk, and kept well. SQ tasted pretty good, but compared to HS, no comparison. The popcorn were a fun novelty, and we were able to shell quite a bit of kernels, but haven’t nearly used it up.
Of the sweet corn, I think we canned about 13 quarts. It doesn’t look as bright yellow after processing, but still tastes pretty good. We had some last week.
So, this year we are growing Honey Select again, and trying new variety (for us), called Ambrosia. Someone brought some to a church dinner last year, and it was delicious. So, I had to try it this year.
We’re not growing SQ or any popcorn this year. My wife wants to grow pole beans with them, that is, use the cornstalk as a bean trellis. I think it’s messy, but it would save me time stringing up a wire trellis.