does anyone know of a variety of corn that is NOT so sweet? i can't seem to find anything that doesn't taste like candy. where can i buy that not so sweet variety?
Look for Golden Bantam, Heirloom, NON GMO, NON Hybrid seeds,it is an old type sweet corn but before they turned it into candy.
Also look for Truckers Favorite Yellow Corn, another Heirloom type that does well in heat and adverse conditions. Yellow dent corn that can be eaten fresh as roasting ears. The stalks grow 8 to 9 feet, and have 8-10 inch ears with 14-18 rows of kernels. The dried kernels can be ground for flour or used as livestock feed. http://www.reimerseeds.com/truckers-favorite-corn.aspx
Here is a link that might be useful: OLD HEIRLOOM CORN SEED
Parks still sells Silver Queen. Burpee still has Golden Bantam. SustainableSeedCo.com has a few varieties. HeirloomSeeds.com has about a dozen varieties. I am sure there are others.
i'll look for those locally or order if needed. it'll be good to have some real corn again!!
Agreed. The corn available now is way too sweet, and doesn't even taste like corn anymore. I rarely buy it anymore. And it seems to stay sweet for weeks in the fridge. I remember making sure the water was boiling before we went out to pick it so it would have the best flavor.