Aha, tender juicy ears of sweet corn on the cob are one of the joys of summer.

Sweet corn is different than dent corn also known as field corn. Dent corn is harvested in a mature stage and gets its name from the pronounced dent in the top of the kernel whereas sweet corn is harvested in an immature milky stage.

John Chapman was a garden teacher on radio and TV and a garden columnist for Phoenix media for years and practices what he preaches. He now lives in Southern Arizona. For questions, email john@johnchapman.com.

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