Sweet Corn
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sweet corn growing on male parts of plant

Zone manchester uk | persil1984 added on September 2, 2015 | Answered

I am growing sweet corn. I have it in a block growing very well but only one of the plants has 2 offshoots growing from all the way at the stem. Both of these stems now have a male flower growing on the top but they also have sweet corn growing on them! They also have the little tassels coming from them too. I have checked everywhere and nobody even mentions this happening.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 4, 2015

This looks to be a tassel-ear.
The link below explains this event.

https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/timeless/TasselEars.html

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