Tender finger-like ears, delicately flavored, entirely edible, best harvested within 5 days of the appearance of silks, makes delicious snacks, used in stir fries and for pickles.
Each stalk makes 4-6 "good quality" baby ears and then if they aren't picked as babies they make great popcorn when dried.
Plant corn directly in warm and rich soil 1 or 2 weeks after last frost in spring. Germination is best in soil temperature of at least 60F. At 55F, it will be retarded, and at 50F there is minimal germination.
Plant 1-2" deep and thin to 8-10" apart in rows 30 - 36" apart. Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to get the barbeque hot as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is, and roasting it is heavenly!
I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with your Chires Baby Corn and Baby Pop. I grew them for baby corn for which they turned out to be AWESOME!! No earworms, and no chance for raiders of the masked kind to grab them!! I planted both corn a little later than I wanted to but they still impressed me with their productivity. Baby Pop came along first blessing me with its fabulously yummy ears, then Chires Baby. I counted 8 little ears on one Chires Baby corn and had I planted them sooner I think they would have done even more! I had to take a picture, it was so cool! These guys just wouldn't quit till they froze! I live in Northern ME, USDA zone 4/5. AKA North East of nowhere!