Re: [gardeners] Big corn plants but no corn...

Bill Loke (
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 20:06:45 -0400

I seem to remember that Golden Bantam is a late tall variety of corn (75-80
days to maturity). You won't see any ears forming until it tassels out (i.e.
blooms). I have a sweet corn reaching 9 feet this year (Sir Galahad) so 6
feet is not unusual. Are the tassels showing yet?
Bill Loke; Kars, Ontario. USDA Z 4B/5A

----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Park <>
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Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 5:01 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Big corn plants but no corn...

> Hi all,
> I hope some experienced corn growers can help me here.
> I am growing golden bantam variety of sweet corn this year.  The stalks
> getting close to 6 feet tall but I have yet to see an ear forming.  Is
> normal?  If not, is there something I can do to stimulate ear growth?  Or
> I too late.
> I am growing sweet corn for the first time in a looooooong time and am
> a different technique that I found in the Kitchen Gardener magazine.
> Basically, the article espoused planting the stalks in closely spaced
> I only amended the soil with compost a month before planting and have
> nothing since.  The plants are extremely healthy looking...they just lack
> anything resembling an ear of corn :^(
> Looking forward to some pointers,
> Greg
> Zone 10, Santa Monica, CA