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Can you plant different varieties of corn next to each other?

Posted by mirromere CA (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 18:52

I planted some Indian style black popcorn next to some eating corn. Will it be ok or are you supposed to only grow one type of corn. And if so what is the minimum distance apart that you can plant them? Thank you.

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RE: Can you plant different varieties of corn next to each other?

That one will not work,if they tassel at the same time. They will cross, the popcorn won't pop properly, and the sweet corn will be more starchy. That said you can plant different varieties of sweet corn together as long as they are similar types. Supersweets (SH2) must be isolated, or eating quality deteriorates severely. Unless you have a farm, it is easier to isolate in time rather than distance. It is wind pollinated, and the pollen can ride the wind for 50 yards or more.

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