Kiss my grits!!!


Unlike sweet corn, ears of dent corn for grits should fully mature and dry on the stalk before harvest (from 90 to 120 days after planting for most varieties). Harvest when the husks are dry, brown and papery. Shuck harvested ears and spread them out to finish drying in a warm, dry place. An electric fan will speed up the drying process. Damaged kernels and any corn that has an off color, texture, odor, or visual appearance of mold should be discarded. Once the corn is thoroughly dry, shell the kernels from the cob and store the shelled grain in the freezer until ready to grind.


Cory Tanner, Horticulture Extension Agent, Greenville County, Clemson University

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