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I am growing corn in a large garden box. My corn stalks are now five feet tall with several leaves, but none have any ears visible yet. When are ears supposed to be evident on a corn stalk?

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Your corn will first produce tassels on the top before you see cobs.  The tassel produces the pollen that drops onto the corn silk.  The tassels need to be dry before the corn silk appears in order for the pollen to drop on the silk.  When your tassels start drying up, you should see corn cobs appearing.  If you have further questions, you can call us at 851-8462

Posted on 8 Aug 2008

Pat Fugal
Horticulture Assistant, Master Gardner, Utah County

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