Re: [gardeners] corn, incredible or butterfruit?

Liz Albrook (
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:02:42 +0000

Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:

> Well, I finally got into my late season corn Saturday, and it was
> almost too late.  It's quite mature.  I'm growing "Incredible" for
> the first time, and although it's good, it's not as good as
> Butterfruit used to be.  The Incredible lives up to its name in
> terms of weirdness, though.  Many stalks had zero ears.  Never had
> that happen before.  And I had the worst pollination I've ever had. 
> Several ears only half filled, others edentate, and still others
> just plain blanks.  I've never had that happen  before either.  

I've gotten to the point that I'm almost not surprised anymore by how 
widely varied the results can be with a single variety of vegetable.  
I grew Incredible last year in a 4 row x 10 plant plot.  I average 
over 2.5 ears per plant and each ear was completely filled.  Ears 
were around 9 inches long.

As far as taste, well, it was better (to me) than most of the 
extremely sweet varieties out there but did not have what I consider 
to be a good, strong corn flavor.  I will grow it again only if I 
don't find something better and, if I grow corn next year, I will be 
looking for something better.  I may give Trucker's Favorite a whirl.