Pick this extraordinarily sweet and pretty corn when it is blush red for maximum flavor. For a cool, refreshing summer salad with the consistency of a chunky salsa, mix this distinctive red corn's sweet tender kernels with cucumber and cilantro, tossed in fresh lemon juice and olive oil. If it is old-fashioned corn flavor you desire, let the corn ripen to full ruby redness. To bring out the colors full depth, steaming or microwaving are best. Ears are 8 inches long with 18 rows of juicy kernels. Plants are 7' tall and often bear 2 ears apiece. Grow in full sun in rich, fertile, well drained soil.