Ken's Hickory Cane Corn

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  1. mysticokra

    mysticokra Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Ken Scharabok's Hickory Cane Corn has finally produced for me.
    I am uncertain about how to dry it out in preparation for returning the ears that I promised to send. Should I pick, shuck it and set it aside or just leave it outside on the stalk until this fall? (Raccoon and Deer risk there.)
     
  2. Mel-

    Mel- Well-Known Member

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    you want it to be completely dry before you store it or it will mold. I saved some of the field corn grown on the field next to me last year but just picked up missed ears when they harvested so it was dry. I left it in it's shucks and stored it in the veg bin of the fridge. came up just fine this summer.
     

  3. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    You can also cut the stalks and hang them (upside down if possible) in a dry place to finish drying. I only need the kernels back, not whole ears. I have a stack of unfilled requests about 12" high.
     
  4. mysticokra

    mysticokra Well-Known Member

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    So, how long should it take for the kernels to dry out enought to come off the cob?
     
  5. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Essentially when they will come off relatively easy with your hands.