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Zone 38506 | Dwer added on August 19, 2016 | Answered

Why do some of my ears have huge kernels?

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Answered on August 21, 2016

This looks like corn smut, also known as Huitlacoche. It is a fungal disease, but infected ears are also eaten as a delicacy in Mexican cuisine. If you want to eat this corn you should probably check with a local expert to make sure it really is corn smut and safe to eat. Otherwise, there are ways to prevent its occurrence. See the following articles for more information:



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