If Tim Burton were a farmer, this would be his corn. If this corn grew up in any 20th century decade, it would be the 70s. This picture is as enticing as it gets, but just so you don’t confuse this article with a contest for your best multi-colored corn metaphors, (Alice in Wonderland corn? Rave corn?), we’ll dissert.
In this not-so-garden-variety corn, each kernel is actually a different corn plant. (New contest opportunity: guess how many corn plants are on each cob.) It’s called “Glass Gems” corn, and other than being psychedelic, the seeds have been helpful in honing genetic research on transposons, or jumping genes. Not surprisingly, seeds are in high demand. If you manage to get your hands on some, though, you’ll be sure to have the best-looking corn salad at the barbeque. This is a whole new league of offbeat produce.
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