Filed under Activities, Facts on Sep 03,2014 | Tagged in: cooking, corn stalks, pennsylvania
One of the most familiar sights of late summer in Pennsylvania is farm fields lined with corn stalks stretching to the sky. For anyone who anxiously awaits the sweet, crunchy goodness of corn kernels nestled side by side on a beautiful cob, now is a good time to try! Did you know that the average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows? Or, that there is one piece of silk for each kernel? Can you guess how many kernels are in a bushel of corn? (The answer is 27,000…but who’s counting?) For more fun facts and tips on cooking corn, take a look at the corny info offered by What’s Cooking America. Or, use these activities (PDF) from Enchanted Maze to keep the kids busy while you shuck a few husks!