Anyone got experience and observations about GB 8 row? I'm trying to select for slender ears with big kernels in all my corn projects. I already have Painted Mountain and Cascade cream Cap that I detasseled last year and pollinated with a number of su and se sweets. They don't have the large kernels I'm looking for but hope some might show up later. I was also able to acquire a little bit of Aunt Mary's (best tasting corn ever) that came from 10 row ears, it is large kernels. I would love to have some first hand descriptions on the configuration of an ear of the GB 8. Slender ears? Large kernels? That kind of stuff.
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I'll try to help the best I can, although Golden Bantam corn was one of a few sweet corn breeds that I grew up on and alongside of. I know last year I nurtured Golden Bantam corn with 8 rows of kernels, but that might not be the only kind of Golden Bantam corn I grew up with. GB has yellow corn kernels. The cob thickness seems normal to me, but I suppose GB cobs could be considered somewhat slender; I was surprised how thick the cob was on Country Gentleman corn last year by comparison. The GB kernels seems normal to me, they get a bit more plump on one end, but were at least twice as long as the very short kernels of Country Gentleman corn. The GB definitely has a different flavor than Country Gentleman corn, unfortunately I haven't figured out how to describe it beyond 'corny' and pretty tasty.
If we wait a season, mebe I can take some measurements of the cob if this year's GB is an 8-row.
Last Edit: May 19, 2019 19:37:02 GMT -5 by Dewdrop