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why is my corn kernels are sprouts on the cob

Posted by josephlee ( on
Wed, Aug 24, 11 at 20:29

I have never seen this before and I have been growing corn for 40 years.
This year I plant blue peruvian sweet corn,they grown 2-1/2 feet tall ,like they were suppose too.
They produce 6 to 8 cobs of corn 5 inches long and 4 inches round ,the cobs grow on the basic of the plant and at the 3rd and 4th leave.they mature in 60 days.
Well here my question why have 30% of the kernals on the cobs of corns have germinated on the stalks?
Should I be able to save the ungerminated seeds for next year,are they vitable.

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RE: why is my corn kernels are sprouts on the cob

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 28, 11 at 12:10

I'm clueless as to what happened. Please repost this question the the Vegetable Forum. Hopefully someone there knows the answer.

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