While field corn is harvested when mature and dry (so it can be transported and stored), sweet corn is harvested when the kernels are young and moist.
Field corn is not harvested as early as sweet corn. The goal is for the corn to start to dry while it is still on the ears. Corn is very high in moisture, and it needs to dry out quite a bit before it can be processed. This corn is starting to dry out, but isn't ready for harvest yet.
In North America, field corn is corn (Zea mays) grown for livestock fodder, ethanol , cereal and. Field corn can also be harvested as high-moisture corn, shelled off the cob and piled and packed like sileage. Although not grown primarily for human consumption, people do pick ears of field corn when its sugar content has .
Sweet corn is what people purchase fresh, frozen or canned for eating. It's consumed as a vegetable. Unlike â€œField Cornâ€, which is harvested when the kernels .