RICHMOND, Mo. -- Usually corn plants produce one ear of corn per plant, but one extraordinary stalk in Henrietta, Mo., has astonished even the most seasoned and experienced in farming.
T.C. Hewlett was in a farm field that belongs to Henrietta farmer Aaron Hicks, when he spotted the unusual corn plant that had produced 11 ears of corn.
“We found this stalk of corn that had 11 ears on it. A stalk of corn has one ear for sure and some of them have two, but not 11,” Hewlett told FOX 4’s Abby Eden. “It’s different, it’s like a two-headed cow!” Hewlett exclaimed.
Hicks suggested Hewlett show it to the newspaper, which Hewlett did and spurred more attention. Hewlett said he was simply lucky and the recipient of good fortune.
"You can't believe what all I've been called! Luck of the draw, it was meant to be," Hewlett said.
Click here for the story in the Richmond Daily News, about the 'freak of nature', as one grain merchandiser described it.