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06/09/2012 at 15:50

The Kernels on my sweet corn are still white although the tassles are dark brown. Will they turn yellow if left longer or has the lack of sunshine during the summer stopped them ripening. Does them being white stop them tasting sweet.?

06/09/2012 at 16:14

Not all sweetcorn turns the typical yellow. Try squeezing one of the kernels with a fingernail. If the liquid inside is a milky colour, it's harvest time. If it's still watery, you're going to have to wait and hope for more warmth.

06/09/2012 at 16:49

Pick one if you are unsure.  Rush it to the microwave, cook for 4 minutes after taking some of the leaves off, but not all.  Strip off the remaining leaves and silk, slather with butter and salt and try!

06/09/2012 at 19:51

Thank you both for your replies. Your cooking suggestion sounds good to me Welshonion.

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