This photo I took of a giant stalk of corn from my folks Gonic, NH garden is not trick photography or two plants tied together or even the result of some new radioactive government experiment brand of Miracle Gro.

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This is what happens when the seed factory mixes in one seed of late corn in a packet of early corn. Early corn can handle cooler temperatures and is generally "Knee high by the Fourth of July", it doesn't grow much higher than a few feet. Late corn isn't as hearty but grows to a height that the late Manute Bol (from Wikipedia) would envy.

Due to the relatively mild summer we've had so far, this stalk of late corn has hung in there quite nicely. I look forward to taste testing the subtle differences very soon.