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Why is corn called an ear of corn?


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2012-04-01 19:08:13
2012-04-01 19:08:13

The name is not related as you would expect to the ear that we hear with. It comes from the Gothic word for 'husk of corn' which was ahs.


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Today, it is called an "ear". The old farmer's name for it is a "blade" of corn.

The head of a corn is called an ear.

For field corn, or dent corn as it's sometimes called, there is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of a pound of shelled corn on an ear.

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Corn kernels develop along a cob and form an "ear" of corn. The ear is surrounded by protective leaves called a husk. Depending on the cultivar, the plant will produce one or more ears per stalk.Corn ears may have yellow or white kernels or a combination of both.So I guess Corn ear is a vegetable!

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As much as a frozen ear of corn!

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pistillate (female) inflorescence, I think this is right..

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An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.

how many corn kernels are on one ear of corn

since when has corn had ears

There is no exact number of corn-kernels on an ear of corn. It all really depends on the growing conditions and size of corn when it's harvested.

The female floral organ is called an earRead more: What_are_the_parts_of_a_corn_plant

It varies due to ear size, length, weight, and type of corn, but a decent average is about 1.6 bushels ear corn to make one bushel of shelled.

The cob. The kernels, or seed, surround it and are themselves surrounded by the husk.

about 1,000 kernels of corn

A bushel of shelled corn weighs about 88% of a bushel of ear corn. Therefore, a bushel of ear corn weighs about 70 pounds and a bushel of shelled corn weighs 56 pounds.

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