Mirai 301 Corn
Mid season Mirai. A Mirai variety that is uniform in size and easy to pick. Well filled cobs have delicious kernels right to the tip. Mirai varieties combine the flavour of SU, tenderness of SE and the sweetness of SH2. Slow to convert sugar to starch even after storing in the fridge for a week when left in the husk. Maturity of 75 days.Supersweets (SH2): have a high sugar content creating an extra sweet flavour and crisp texture. Cold soil vigor and emergence is less vigorous then SE or SU typs. To prevent starchy, tough kernels you must isolate supersweets from other corn types to prevent cross pollination.
- Corn Tip
- Corn is ready when the ears are completely filled and a pierced kernel shows a milky white liquid. A good sign of readiness is when the silk turns brown and crisp. One of the most common questions we are asked is how to keep racoons out of a corn patch. Although nothing is foolproof, our most successful defence has been to install an electric fence around the corn patch with one wire about 4-6" from the ground and a second wire about 12" from ground level.