Persuant to my question buried somewhere in the Gardening thread, I make this new one - for gardeners of vegetables
who may know the answer.
Green mealies. The ones that have white kernels, and no "sweet" taste.
In South Africa these green mealies are popular for eating, with butter/salt, and sometimes cooked in their leaves over a bbq fire.
They are sold never stripped of their skins, which keeps them fresh.
Now ..... the white mealies grown here (for cattle fodder) ... are those over ripened dried out tasteless corns only good for cattle fodder? OR if picked young,
similar to what I described in previous paragraph?
I ask because I want to try growing "green mealies" next year, and am wondering about acquiring seeds for planting. I only ever see the "yellow sweet corn"seeds for sale at Landi - never "normal" white mealie seeds. Or else the leaveless yellow corn things in supermarkets.
Searching the internet, it seems the white mealies are all the same. Are they? Just picked young for eating?
So, if I got hold of some white "fodder" mealie kernels, would I be wasting my time (and space) planting them?