Sweet Corn

Sweet corn will be plentiful into September in most areas. Let’s get our act together, people. I get that we’re all so excited to see sweet corn and get shucking, but this is no way to treat such a summertime staple. To debunk some myths and review proper etiquette, I talked to University of Georgia Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield and Iowa City farmer Marvin Hotz, who has grown sweet corn since the early 1970s and still harvests his crop by hand, with a knife.

White corn

Yellow corn

Red corn

brown corn

pink corn

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