Vegetables and Fruit forum: Corn silk balling?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 24, 2015 1:54 PM CST
I have a huge corn plant that has pollen but there is no silk showing on the only ear. I looked inside and see no silk? I heard the term "silk balling" where instead of emerging it gets stuck and grows down, cold nights could cause it. The ear feels thin so I don't think pollen is reaching inside.

Can I strip part of the husk to expose the silk or will that kill the corn kernels?
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Aug 25, 2015 3:09 PM CST
I solved the issue, the husk top got stuck and when I peeled it away on top slightly I see the silk finally! Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
Aug 25, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I have never grown corn so although I saw this thread I had nothing useful!!!

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