Corn Mirai (Me-RYE)
Each year Park's Seeds touts that they offer the "latest and greatest" sweet corn on the market. Last year it was Sugar Buns, and this year Mirai. We have taken their advice every year and were never disappointed, but this year was exceptional. Mirai is the sweetest, juiciest corn ever. We have shared it with many friends, and they all agree that this is the BEST corn they have EVER tasted.
We don't have much left - maybe two more meals worth, and I am seriously upset about it! Since Mirai has to be harvested by hand, it is best suited for the home garden and not for commercial production, so when it's gone, it's gone.
If you try corn in the home garden, be sure to sow at least three 9' rows; otherwise, you will not get adequate pollination and your ears will not fill out. Mirai is ready for harvest when the silks become brown and brittle. You are going to get worms, but don't worry - they don't eat much, just an inch or so from the top of the cob. Just snap the top off and go about your merry way. Boil for THREE MINUTES only - any more and you're cooking the sweetness out of this gem!