Popcorn Quiz: Jack-and-the-“Corn” Stalk?

Remember that childhood story called “Jack and the Bean Stalk?” Well, popcorn gives Jack’s extra tall bean stalk a run for its money!

Question: Do you know how tall the average popcorn stalk grows?

Scroll below the photograph to reveal the answer.

Answer: Whether or not Jack is the farmer, popcorn plant stalks grow to about eight feet tall!

Popcorn stalks have long, green leaves. As the popcorn stalk grows it will need up to 24 inches of water to reach maturity. At maturity a popcorn stalk is entirely dry and brown.

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