when to pick corn

i know it sounds like a simple question, but i have some corn, a first-time batch, and i wonder if the tassels are an indication of when to pick them, as in do i wait until the tassels are brown? pick when tassels are white? when?
thanks for any help.
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When the ears fill out and the silks start to turn brown. You can usually just feel the ear and if necessary pull back acorner of the shuck and take a peek. wait till the silk starts to dry tho, opening the shuch just a little bit can let bugs in if it has to stay on the stalk more then a couple more days.
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How long does it normally take from the point the tassels display themselves ? Four weeks ?
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The tassels will be brown when the ears are ready to be picked, but, just because the tassels are brown doesn`t mean the ears are ready to be picked. I usually feel the ears to see how full they seem. A tight ear usually means it is ready to pick. Of course all of the ears will be in a different stage of ripening. If not sure just peel back a bit of the husk to get a peek at the kernels. After getting the hang of it you will know when to pick them.
Here in our community garden the first person`s corn that is ready to be picked is eaten by the racoons. :( Good Luck......Dan.
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before the racoons discover it's perfect maddie
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