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Detasseling Corn???

I'm growing corn for the first time this year, and my husband said he used to detassel (sp?) corn ....
Do I have to detassel my corn for it to be edible or???? does anyone know? lol

 
CAGirl4

Asked by CAGirl4 at 10:16 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (5)
  • The tassel & silk are different. The tassel is the weird looking thing with all the pollen at the top of the stalk, the brown silks coming out of the top of the ear are just that - dried silks. Not the same thing. For your home-grown sweet corn you need to keep your tassels on!
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 11:27 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Nope you can eat it. Detassling is for fields of corn.
    emicek24

    Answer by emicek24 at 10:19 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Let it grow! That's how the corn gets pollinated! It's usually only done as pollination control when growers want to hybridize the corn.

    Remove it when you husk it.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 10:19 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • so, what's the thing all the way at the top of the corn? Is the tassel and the corn silk top the same thing??
    CAGirl4

    Comment by CAGirl4 (original poster) at 10:36 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Thanks 4time
    CAGirl4

    Comment by CAGirl4 (original poster) at 12:03 AM on Jun. 30, 2010