What are the pros? Great Producer
What are the cons? Needs longer season, topples
We grew three different Baker Creek corn varieties this year, primarily to use for popcorn: Chapalote, Glass Gem and Cherokee Long Ear. Unfortunately, we were a month late getting our garden in this year and the corn only had about 100 days. The Chapalote probably needs 110-120 days, but even with the short growing season, its ears were the longest and most consistently full of all three varieties. Each stalk gave us 2-3 ears, but not all were mature at 100 days. The Chapalote also had the tallest stalks - around 10' tall! - and tended to get blown over in a strong wind. We're very likely to grow this variety again, making sure to get the seeds in the ground sooner and to give the stalks some support. In terms of flavor, it was the nuttiest of the three varieties (something that recommends it for our family's tastes). Even with our gardening goofs, this variety impressed!
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