You do not need to pull back the husk on corn to find a good ear of corn. To select a nice ear, simply follow these tips:
1. Look for bright green husks that are a little shiny.
2. Look for soft golden silky tassels at the end of the ear.
3. Squeeze the end of the ear. You should feel firm, densely packed kernels at the end of the ear.
4. Look at the cut end of the stem for a fresh cut.