Get the butter pots out - Taber corn is almost ready

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
July 21, 2017 - 1:34pm

LETHBRIDGE -  Pull out those special recipes - Taber corn is almost ready
The higher temperatures experienced in Southern Alberta may have a drawback when it comes to potential fires, but it has had a positive impact on the region's corn crop.
Taber grower David Jensen has an estimated time line for the golden cobs to start showing up on the street.
"We're about ten days off and I'm thinking about the first week in August - for sure e want to hit that long weekend in August and we're going to try to be out for sure by Friday (Aug4)."
All of Jensen's corn fields are irrigated and haven't been impacted by limited moisture.  He admits the heat has helped them come along nicely.
"That's why we're probably a few days earlier.  During this hot weather, we pick up a few days, although the most days you pick up are usually in the spring once it's warm, but this weather is beautiful for corn - it loves heat."
Jensen will have an exact ETA for the corn sometime next week.  However, he says once the corn kiosks show up around the region, the product is usually only two days away.

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