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Jul 25, 2012 08:30 AM

Corn Shoots

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. 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.

    1. These sound exciting! I want to grow some!

      1. 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."