If you’re looking for something fun and tasty, that’s quick and easy to grow, I think you’ll enjoy growing Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots. I sowed my Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots on 1st December 2015, and I have been enjoying eating them today, on 9th December 2015, just 8 days later! Sowing these Sweet Corn seeds would be a fun and very easy activity to include your children in – I am certain that most children will love the sweet flavour of the Sweet Corn shoots, which are also rich in vitamins and nutrients!
I used a plastic tray I had, that came with some tomatoes I bought at a supermarket, I filled the tray with some of my Dalefoot Peat-free Wool Compost and sowed the Bodacious Sweet Corn seeds. My compost was already perfectly moist, so I didn’t need to water the seeds after sowing.
These Sweet Corn seeds need to grow in complete darkness, so they can attain their maximum sweetness of flavour, so the tray was popped into the kitchen cupboard and checked on every few days.
The Bodacious Sweet Corn shoots have a really intense, sweet flavour, it’s surprisingly sweet and intense – ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth! The Sweet Corn shoots have a definite flavour of bean sprout, they have a ‘grassy’ taste, with elements of the flavour of Sweet Corn, and an additional nutty flavour. The flavour is intense and tangy, leaving a long-lasting, sweet aftertaste. As the shoots are eaten so young, they are very tender and easy to eat.
We ate these shoots immediately after harvesting, so far we haven’t used the Sweet Corn shoots in any cooked dishes. It’s best to eat the Sweet Corn shoots promptly after harvesting, as the flavour deteriorates after picking and the shoots will lose their sweetness and flavour, so for best results use right away.
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