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Sweet Corn Hybrid--Do I have a problem?

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Sweet Corn Hybrid--Do I have a problem?

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/22/2011, 5:31 pm

Sweet Corn Hybrid

Do I have a problem??? Some of the stems are red.


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possible sweet corn answer(?)

Post  llama momma on 7/23/2011, 4:06 pm

I looked at your pictures but am curious to know if the older leaf tips are reddish purple too?? I read somewhere that it could be a low pH or a magnesium deficiency IF the red was on the leaves. I cannot speak to the red on the stalks, sorry about that. Wish I had more information. I am growing sweet corn too and wondering if I have the same problem but it is 101 heat index here and getting hotter by the minute so I will look this evening and get back to you.

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Re: Sweet Corn Hybrid--Do I have a problem?

Post  littlejo on 7/23/2011, 10:31 pm

Hi!
I looked at mine today(Silver Queen) and it has red on some of the stalks just as it leaves the ground. Not all stalks have the red. I have no idea what causes this or if it could be a problem.

Mine is just starting to tassel Yea! Hope to have many ears of corn with red stalks!

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Re: Sweet Corn Hybrid--Do I have a problem?

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/24/2011, 1:23 am

the bottom of my corn's are red/purple color and they seem to be doing great!

i have look at other pic's of corn and i have seen some with red on the bottom as well.....i think your corn looks great!! Very Happy

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here they are in July



they are just now getting their tassels....and they are red/purple!

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Re: Sweet Corn Hybrid--Do I have a problem?

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/24/2011, 10:13 am

Thank you everyone....I believe I can relax now...(Thank Goodness). Started to think something was wrong here, good to see I'm not alone concerning the red--so all must be well. cheers cheers cheers

Thanx for the pic' of your corn Rose...that really helped lots.

Now if I can just get the ants under control around these parts of the woods. :scratch:

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