Roasting ear

an ear of Indian corn at that stage of development when it is fit to be eaten roasted.

See also: Roasting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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According to Hoard's Dairyman, in order to make good silage, the corn should be cut when "just past the roasting ear stage," and the stalks were still green and juicy.
Our family even picks the ears early when they are still tender and uses them for roasting ears.
As a failed vegetable grower, I stand in awe of those of you whose gardens enough fresh produce to feed the entire population of Des Moines, I salute any gardener who harvests so many tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and roasting ears that local food pantries make daily pick-ups.
He bases this on the presence of roasting ears of corn among the food given to the Spaniards, suggesting that such ears at Black Mesa would not be available by April 20.
Yes, we have sold melons for extra income, and also tomatoes, roasting ears, potatoes, squash and cantaloupe.
The corn grew tall on Caney Creek and we planted enough for roasting ears as well as canning.
Summer doesn't really seem like Summer without roasting ears and fresh peach ice cream.
We planted no corn during those years because our generous landlord usually planted fifty to a hundred acres of corn on the farmland surrounding our house and told us to help ourselves to all of the roasting ears we wanted, and we did.
My great grandmother grew Hickory King and liked it more than sweet corn for roasting ears. The big, juicy kernels are delicious, but not all that sweet.
If milky liquid squirts out, it's picking time for roasting ears. If the fingernail easily penetrates the ear, the corn needs more time to ripen.
We still raise enough roasting ears for ourselves and for our family and a small surplus to feed to the hens or to put out for the deer, quail, doves, raccoons, squirrels, and other creatures that live on or visit our homestead.
It took about 70 days for the corn to develop roasting ears, so we enjoyed corn on the cob from October 10 until well into November.