Monday, August 24, 2009

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.

Corn Bicolor Mirai

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!


At 7:34 AM , Blogger Tami said...

I promise you I had just told Kevin on Saturday that there had to be a difference in taste between white corn and yellow corn and that Tammy would know! He said they taste the same, but neither of us knows much about any vegetables. He bought 6 ears of yellow corn, wrapped it in foil, and cooked it on the grill. It was wonderful!

At 10:14 AM , Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

In my experience, yellow corn has been sweeter. I don't know if that is an "across the board" truth though.


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