How about common and freaky? I've read about it on a lot of blogs over the years. I so rarely grow corn that I've never seen it. It is called tassel ear. It is most commonly seen on suckers, but can form on the main stalk too. I read a lot of debate about what causes it but I think people don't really know what causes the hormone imbalance. They surmise it can be caused by damage to the growing tip caused by a host of things from herbicides to hail.
tassel ear? What an appropriate name. This picture is interesting.
I think they are funny and odd. I like how they look, wouldn't want to eat them. Thank you for the fun post on corn gone wrong....very wrong.
Jackie, Halloween is coming....
Thanks, Daphne for enlightening us. And thanks to everyone else for enjoying the "freak show"!
Post a Comment