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Corn shoots?

CindyJ | | Jul 25, 2012 06:33 AM

I had an amazing dinner last Friday night at the 1906 restaurant at Longwood Gardens. Every course was a feast for the senses, but I was especially impressed with the presentation of the lettuces, baby vegetables, microgreens and edible garnishes that were grown right there at Longwood. One of those garnishes was something I'd never seen before. The server said they were "corn buds" but a Google search identified them as corn shoots -- tender, bright yellow sprouts bursting with corn flavor. I've never noticed them in the markets and I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can buy them. I plan to find out how to grow them, too; I wonder if it's too late in the season to start them. Is anyone familiar with how to cultivate them? I think I'll post this on the gardening board, too. Thanks!