Avery County Cooperative Extension: Sweet corn = summer memories
Melanie Cashion / (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When selecting sweet corn look for the following signs of quality:
• Kernels that are plump. Do not choose ears with kernels that have begun to shrivel or ‘dent.’
• Kernels that are ‘milky’ inside so that when pressed with the fingernail the juice pops out.
• Depending on the variety, yellow corn should have a bright yellow color; white corn should be really white.
• Husks which fit snugly around the ear, look fresh, and have good green color. Do not select ears with husks that are dried, yellowed, or straw-colored which are indications of age or damage.
• Shiny dark brown silk is a sign of well-filled kernels. Silk ends should be free from decay or worm injury.
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