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Not sweet corn

Postby Chris_a » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:28 pm

I would like to grow maize/corn that isn't sweet so that I can make humitas for my ecuadorian daughter in law. Polenta is not a substitute I am told. Can anyone recommend a maize to grow or a substitute for corn?

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Postby Johnboy » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:08 pm

Hi Chris,
I know this may sound strange but Fodder Maize is probably the best as it is just basic Maize without any enhancements.
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Fodder corn

Postby Chris_a » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:41 pm

I will give it a try.
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Postby fish » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:23 pm

i was told by a farmer that our climate isnt hot enough to finish the maize off and thats why its shreaded and silaged.
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Postby Johnboy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:53 am

Hi Fish,
I very regularly eat Fodder Maize cobs and whilst it maybe true that the crop of cobs may not make it commercially viable to pick they produce some wonderful results. I mentioned this to Chris because all the Sweet Corn you can buy from a gardening catalogue has been enhanced in some way or another and he wants basic fundamental un-enhanced Maize.
Fodder Maize is just that.
Fodder Maize is grown for Silage not for the Cobs and any existing cobs do get shredded but you can rest assured that the farmer who gave you the information has a good meal or two before it is harvested.
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Postby cevenol jardin » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:22 pm

Hi Chris
There's an american seed company that ships to europe and has quite a range of heirloom corn
http://www.seedfest.co.uk/seeds/corn/corn.html

If they don't have what you are looking for they may be able to advise. They have been helpful when i have used them before.

Hope you find what you are looking for sounds tasty.
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