Can sweet corn be planted near popcorn in the garden?


Can sweet corn be planted near popcorn in the garden?


Sweet corn should be isolated from popcorn and field corn to prevent cross-pollination.  The quality of the sweet corn will be lowered if it’s cross-pollinated by other types of corn.  For example, sweet corn pollinated by popcorn will be tough and starchy.  Cross-pollination can be prevented by planting sweet corn 250 feet away from other types of corn.  Cross-pollination can also be avoided by planting the various types so they mature (tassel) at different times and by avoiding prevailing winds when planting.  


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