Posted 3/27/2007 23:02 (#126750 - in reply to #126744) Subject: Re: Difference between male and female corn?
A corn plant is both male and female. The tassel is the male and the silks on the ear is the female. The reason you have heard about male and female is when a seed company produces a hybrid they use two different genetics in the field. The rows of one genetics is used as a female and is detasseled so it can not pollinate itself. The other genetics is used as the male and then destroyed prior to harvest. Hope this helps