I am impressed with the number of corn cobs on each of these supersweet F1 Lapwing sweet corn
plants. Three cobs on each stalk is quite amazing. You can tell when the tassles on the top of the corn turn brown that the kernels are starting to ripen.
A little delve through the leaves will confirm that they are ripe and ready to eat. I do have a slight problem with these cobs.
Years of plant breeding have aimed to produce a super, supersweet
, tender sweet corn. After eating these freshly picked cobs this afternoon I am beginning to think that they are just too sugary
and sweet for my taste. I suppose so many food products have sugar added nowadays, perhaps I am just getting old, but these really were very sweet and sugary. Not unpleasant, but more like a fruit than a vegetable. I think I might stick to another variety next year.
Meanwhile back in the pumpkin jungle, this watched pot continues to boil! With sensible blogger advice I have moved it onto a wooden board so that the underside does not get soggy and eaten by slugs. The growth on this is just amazing!
Meanwhile, elsewhere on the patch Leo has been scrumping apples!