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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > 260 - May 2019 > SWEET &SAVOURY


When most of us think of corn, we think of sweetcorn, but there’s a lot more variety than might meet the eye, says Rob Smith

Corn ranges from savoury to super sweet, yellow to blue, giant growers to hip high minis – it’s not just sweetcorn! It has always been a staple of native Indians in the United States, with most corn varieties actually being more savoury in flavour and used as a ‘starch’ – like potatoes – for many meals. Many have a richer, rounder flavour, almost like chestnuts.

This is totally different to some modern, one dimensional sweetcorns which are just sweet with little flavour.

“We can grow popcorn varieties well in the UK, especially the smaller sized cob ones like ‘Strawberry Popcorn’”

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine! In this issue: Growing Your Free Seeds - Kohl Rabi Your growing guide to great harvests Sweet & Savoury Veg expert Rob Smith has some top tips for growing sweetcorn Five Grow Live Launch of a brand new series following five gardeners around the country who are all growing the same crops And much more!