But mom said “No Smut In This House!”

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Wednesday 26 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

When I was a lad, my mom always told me this… but I guess that’s a different story altogether (and a different kind of smut!). Anyway, our intended sweetcorn crop had different ideas this year it would seem!

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Yes, after what appeared to be a great start for our small crop of corn, the dreaded SMUT fungus [Ustilago maydis] struck once again.

From this….

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To this…

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I guess we could have been braver and tried to cook it, after all, it’s a delicacy in Mexico… but somehow it didn’t appeal. Oh well, there’s always next season 🙂

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18 thoughts on “But mom said “No Smut In This House!”

  1. Dragnfli says:

    They grow certain strains of corn in Mexico just for smut. I read an article about it just a day or so ago. It seems the key to having good tasting smut is to pick it before it gets soft and slimy. I would have had to try it.

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  2. Yvonne says:

    Oh darn, we were all sure that your hard work would pay off this year.

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  3. We grew corn a few years ago when the boys were still young but never saw anything that looked like that 🙂 Something for Halloween maybe…

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  4. I’ve never seen this before .. How disappointing for you. Rodents snatched mine a couple of years back .. I haven’t grown them since 😊

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  5. dayphoto says:

    Shoot! I was wondering how it all turned out. I have never got up my nerve to fix smut either. Darn it.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  6. Gill McGrath says:

    pretty good photos …. and the ‘smuts’ look rather beautiful ….. in a strange sort of way! Shame they seem so uneatable though!!!

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  7. Mexican truffles! You can make a fortune!

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