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Corn Shoots

CindyJ Jul 25, 2012 08:30 AM

I had an amazing dinner last Friday night at a local restaurant. Every course was a feast for the senses, but I was especially impressed with the presentation of the lettuces, baby vegetables, microgreens and edible garnishes that were grown on site. One of those garnishes was something I'd never seen before. The server said they were "corn buds" but a Google search identified them as corn shoots -- tender, bright yellow sprouts bursting with corn flavor. I'd love to try to grow them but I have no idea where to find the seeds. Can anyone direct me to a source? Thanks.

 
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  1. tcamp RE: CindyJ Jul 26, 2012 09:39 AM

    I've never had them but I remember reading about corn shoots on a blog several years ago. I gather that you can use any regular corn seeds, in fact, this post states you can use popcorn. Sounds interesting.

    http://www.brooklynfarmhouse.com/2009...

    1. OCEllen RE: CindyJ Jul 26, 2012 01:09 PM

      These sound exciting! I want to grow some!

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        MrsJonesey RE: CindyJ Jul 26, 2012 05:25 PM

        Just as I suspected, the yellow color is from being grown in the dark. I would think you could use any corn seed. Even saw mention of using popcorn, which might be best since it is likely not treated as perhaps is corn "seed."

        http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ss...

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