Today, we’re sharing a post from one of our guest bloggers – one of our gardening experts here at Gurney’s!
If I can keep the squirrels and raccoons from getting it first, I will be harvesting delicious sweet corn in late July/early August. Everyone that I know, loves Gotta Have It (including my grandchildren who only want to eat sweet corn if it is “Grandpa’s sweet corn”).
I’ve tried many other varieties and I still think that Gotta’ Have It is the best that I’ve ever eaten. Not only does it taste good, but it is also “well behaved”, with tassels not exceeding much over 6′ in height. The husks are tightly wrapped around ears right to the tip, making it earworm resistant. It may still get a few, but when compared to other varieties planted right next to it, it will have much less damage. Two ears per stalk are common and if each stalk is given 3′ of space in each direction, most stalks will have three useable ears! It is equally good fresh or frozen. I’m still enjoying last year’s frozen Gotta’ Have It, trying not to eat too much so that I don’t run out before August!