Are there special corn varieties that are grown to produce "baby" corn?

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Are there special corn varieties that are grown to produce "baby" corn?

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The small size of “baby” corn suggests that it’s a special variety.  However, most baby corn is actually grown from regular sweet and field corn varieties.  The ears are harvested when they are 2 to 4 inches long and 1/3 to ½ inch in diameter at their base.  Most corn varieties reach this stage 1 to 3 days after the silks become visible.  While many sweet and field corn varieties are suitable for baby corn production, there are a few varieties, such as ‘Babycorn’ and ‘Bonus,’ which are grown specifically for the miniature ears.  

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