Generally, most varieties of sweet and field corn produce one or two ears per stalk. Early maturing sweet corn produces a single ear, while late maturation types produce two. Only the first ear produced is sold because the second ear is smaller and inferior in quality.
Corn should be planted 8 to 15 inches apart in rows that are 36 to 42 inches from one another, according to SFGate. Corn spreads 2 to 4 feet wide.
One ear of corn yields about 1/2 cup of corn. Raw corn can be cut straight from the ear. If the corn is intended to be frozen, however, it is recommended that corn is submerged in a pot of boiling water for four minutes and then placed in an ice bath before being cut off the ear.
Although sizes and weights vary a great deal, an average ear of corn weighs between 1 and 1.5 pounds. This estimate is based on how many dry ears of corn it takes to complete a bushel of corn.
One ear of sweet corn has approximately 59 calories after it is boiled and drained, according to Calorie King. Only four of these calories are from fat.
A shucked ear of corn only needs to cook for one or two minutes. Bring fresh, salted water to a rolling boil and add the corn. When the ear is warmed through, it's done.
According to MedicineNet, corns can be treated with medicated products that contain salicylic acid, a substance that dissolves the protein that makes up most of the corn. Salicylic acid treatments can be purchased as drops, pads, plasters and applicators.
Corn is a good addition to any diet because this whole grain food provides fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Its high-fiber content helps people with digestive problems, such as constipation and hemorrhoids, to have better bowel movement.
Corns on the feet are a result of continual pressure against the skin, which in turn causes a hardened protective skin growth to develop, explains WebMD. The growths often form on foot conditions such as hammertoes or bone spurs and can also occur in athletes due to continuous foot friction.
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