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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    I agree. I just don't know what kind of cobs I'll be getting from my planting. I suspect that field corn in general produces denser cobs than sweet corn. The ears that Larry sent me are being allowed to dry through the winter, but they look denser than others I've grown.

    Bob
    Well, if you find a good one, here's a corn hand sheller: http://sustainableseedco.com/corn-hand-sheller.html
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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    In my pioneering spirit, I'll be planting 4 varieties of huge corn this season: Boone County [KY] from BigBonner, Hickory Cane, Virginia White Gourdseed and Tennessee Red Cob. These varieties reach 15' or so. The several dried ears of Boone County corn that Larry sent me have truly massive cobs.

    Maybe the folks at MM have a better variety.

    Bob
    I'm growing Hickory Cane this year too. I had the same thought you did - the cobs might be useful and we can make the corn into whiskey perhaps.

    MM's corn has been selectively bred by Mizzou for decades to achieve that particular profile. I hunted for all this online about a year ago and the upshot was that it's all proprietary and so forth. Hickory Cane is probably your best bet.

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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorPangloss View Post
    MM's corn has been selectively bred by Mizzou for decades to achieve that particular profile. I hunted for all this online about a year ago and the upshot was that it's all proprietary and so forth. Hickory Cane is probably your best bet.
    If MM has bred their corn to make the best cob pipes and they are offering their seed why would Hickory Cane be your best bet? I'm confused.

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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    http://www.rareseeds.com/missouri-pipe-corn/

    Problem solved for some folks maybe depending on your needs, wants, wishes, desires.

    Maybe I shouldn't post while under the influence of cold medicine.

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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    Missouri Meerschaum Corn from rareseeds.com




    Boone County (Kentucky) Corn from BigBonner



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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    Quote Originally Posted by DIY Pete View Post

    Problem solved for some folks maybe depending on your needs, wants, wishes, desires.
    Someone should buy and grow these. Next year we can compare cobs!

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    Re: Grow your own cob- seeds are available from Missouri Meerschaum

    Very interesting subject, I will wait for your results !!

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