DoubleDogFarm
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I think there's some cross pollination going on around here.

I have Painted Mtn (85 days) and Spring Treat (66 days) corn planted to close together.

A few color kernels in the sweat corn.
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Vegetables%20and%20%20Fruits/CornSept7th2012001.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20%20%20Vegetables%20and%20%20Fruits/CornSept7th2012004.jpg[/img]

I may let a few ears of Spring Treat fully mature and plant the cross seed next year. Painted Mtn is open pollinated and Spring treat is a hybrid.

Also I ate the immature Painted Mtn ear. It was a little chewy but not bad.

Eric
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jal_ut
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Pretty interesting.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

DoubleDogFarm
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I should have mentioned the bottom ear is Painted Mtn.

Eric

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It's polka-dot corn - neat!

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