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Old 06-24-2020, 08:29 AM
 
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I had an ear of fresh corn last night in New York. I bought two, they were slightly small
but very sweet and delicious. I'm wondering if this might have been an import form Peru or somewhere or just early U.S. corn
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:47 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It's start of winter in Peru. Your corn was more likely to have arrived from Mexico where the warm season starts earlier than ours.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Yes the corn on LI NY has been very sweet so far.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:58 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Corn in Colorado has been great too.
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Corn is up in Va...fresh from down the street! It's usually the 1st week in July, but we had a warm spring.....so it's not "imported" from other countries, most likely.
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Our locally grown corn has been available for about a week here in Eastern Tennessee. Yours could have come from one of the southeastern states
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I had an ear of fresh corn last night in New York. I bought two, they were slightly small
but very sweet and delicious. I'm wondering if this might have been an import form Peru or somewhere or just early U.S. corn
All the corn we get here is either from our state or surrounding states. The very first we get,usually late April or early May is from Florida. I haven't seen any locally from Peru, maybe Mexico.
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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Mexico and Arizona this time of year.
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Old 06-25-2020, 01:15 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Fresh corn picked the same day is far better tasting. Consider the tassels. If they are still white/green then it's fresh, if brown and getting stiff I wouldn't even buy it. With maybe a 3 day shelf life shipping from Peru to the northeast you would want to buy it the day it arrives. Fresh corn is farmed in all 50 states, and the biggest states growing corn are Florida, California, Washington, Georgia and New York. The U.S. is also by far the biggest exporter of corn. Brazil is a country from which corn is imported, mostly to get it into the stores sooner. Even in New York there could be local fresh sweet corn available by mid-June, with 60-90 days from planting if April was warm. When we lived in California we used to drive 90 minutes up to the farm country to buy corn at a roadside stand that was picked that morning, and eat it that day. Amazing difference from grocery store corn.
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Fresh corn picked the same day is far better tasting. Consider the tassels. If they are still white/green then it's fresh, if brown and getting stiff I wouldn't even buy it. With maybe a 3 day shelf life shipping from Peru to the northeast you would want to buy it the day it arrives. Fresh corn is farmed in all 50 states, and the biggest states growing corn are Florida, California, Washington, Georgia and New York. The U.S. is also by far the biggest exporter of corn. Brazil is a country from which corn is imported, mostly to get it into the stores sooner. Even in New York there could be local fresh sweet corn available by mid-June, with 60-90 days from planting if April was warm. When we lived in California we used to drive 90 minutes up to the farm country to buy corn at a roadside stand that was picked that morning, and eat it that day. Amazing difference from grocery store corn.
Yes, amazing difference and when I was growing up in So Ca we could get it just a few miles from our home in San Gab. Valley. It was picked that day. We would either have it that night or the following night. Of course we are talking years ago and life does change.
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