Sunday, August 9, 2009

Crazy Corn on the Cob

Crazy Corn on the Cob

an ear of corn with two little ones attached

The corn on the cob is just starting to come into season in our region.

While shucking a recent bunch, I have been discovering something a bit strange as I peel back the husks.

There were actually three ears of corn growing in this one.

I noticed last year that once in a while there would be one of these little ears in with the big one, but this one was certainly a surprise.

In all my years of corn eating, I have never run across this.

I can only think that it must be all the genetic engineering going on that is creating these abnormal veggies.

I must say though, it certainly hasn't affected the taste - they are so delicious!


  1. I have never see anything like this before.

  2. The only reason I can think of, is the genetic tinkering as well.
    I wonder what results we will see in the next 20 years, besides these cute Babycorns...

  3. Hi Stacie - I have been seeing it more and more - especially in the locally grown produce.

  4. Hi Nicole - I bet we see all sorts of things when we start tinkering with Mother Nature's ways.

  5. I love corn, but I do find this "development" kind of scary!

  6. I have to agree with you and everyone else Kathy. I actually don't like to think of what the future holds for my grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Maybe they will be our hope to set things right again though.

    It did make for a very nice and interesting picture. But, it is a little scary!!

  7. That is pretty cool. I've never seen that with corn. It makes you wonder a bit doesn't it?

  8. I love corn. I've never seen a baby corn growing with a regular ear like that. I have to agree with everyone else that the genetic engineering is scary. I hope that's not what's causing it!

    I have found some strange produce myself this year, too. I have a couple of pics here.

  9. You know Kathy, when you said three, I automatically started to think about the genetics, lol, they say that corn is number one genetically altered vegetable. Excellent capture, you really have good eye for the stock photography. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)


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