Commercial corn today is 100% hybrid corn. This means that the seed corn is produced by cross-pollinating two inbred lines. Because corn plants have both male (tassels) and fe…male (silks) reproductive parts, a seed corn field has to be altered in order to keep the plants from pollinating themselves and therefore just producing more inbred seeds. This is done by detasseling the 'female' rows of corn. Basically what's happening is we are taking a plant with male and female parts and removing the male part and thus creating a 'female' plant. Detasseling is a process done by mechanical means and by human hand where the tassels are literally pulled out of the plant before it can produce pollen and fertilize its own silks. So a seed corn field will be planted either 4x1 meaning four rows of inbreds that will be the female next one row of a different inbred that will do the pollinating (sometimes the field will be planted 6x2). Once the females have been detasseled, the male plants' tassels produce pollen to fertilize the females during the mid-summer months. Once this process takes place, the male rows are mowed down in order not to contaminate the seed harvested as their ears will consist of inbred seeds (they pollinated themselves). Prior to the first killing frost the female rows will be picked on the ear and then sent through a shelling machine to remove the seeds. The seeds are cleaned, sorted by size and shape (flats v.s. rounds), and bagged. Then typically they are shipped off, over-priced, and sold to farmers;)
It can grow anywhere where the soil is fertile, and where it can get water and sunlight and a warm temperature.
2 to 3 weeks.
The seeds are the part you eat when you have corn.
The part you eat is the seed.
You can grow corn from dried pieces of corn.
No. They are from entirely separate bilogical families.
After preparing the soil in large fields, a farmer will plant the corn seed using a machine. Proper water and fertilizers are used to ensure it grows strong. The corn is then …also harvested by machine at the end of the growing season.
yes, it should grow with no problem. Maybe. If the original corn is a hybrid, what you get from planting it may not look like what you planted. If it is an "heirloom" non…-hybrid seed, such as Country Gentleman sweet corn, you will get Country Gentleman. If it is a Hybrid Super Sweet, you may get a plant that looks more like a grass- one of the parents of the hybrid.
no it wont be able to grow because a seed need water and mud and dirty and sand is just little rocks broken up it wont get all of the things it needs