Corn : Chires Baby Sweet
Unique miniature high yield corn, pick while small
Tiny ears of corn you commonly see in Chinese cooking. This variety produces up to 20 tiny ears on its multi-stalked plants; pick just after the silk shows at the tips of ears, or let mature for popcorn! An unusual and flavorful variety. Seed corn directly when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed.Poaceae Zea Z. mays
Alternate Growing Options
These are the tiny immature cobs seen in Chinese restaurants. Any kind of sweet corn can be used, but there are special varieties (Baby Asian, Chires Baby Corn) that produce several ears per stem (Chires is said to produce up to 40 ears per plant). Baby Corn is grown in exactly the same way as sweet corn, though you can plant it closer together (as close as 8˝ in fertile soil). The ears are harvested a couple of days after the silks show. As you might imagine this isn’t a very productive crop but clearly a specialty one.