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Closer up. These two ears are sisters off the same stalk. Wow! I had no idea this was possible.

My notes for the corn experinent... Planting in clumps (up to six plants?) but spacing wider could give more interesting genetic combinations. They seem to mostly self pollinate or pollinate just with the neighboring plant. The vast majority of the pollen doesnt actually drift quite as far as I had assumed. Some pollen may drift very far but most just dumps straight down and only the closest plants are getting significantly crossed. To get more interesting outcomes & more genetic crossing, planting in denser clusters slightly farther apart may make a lot of sense? The productivity should still be ok.

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