I finally cracked and picked some of the weird pink tasseled corn. Most of them didn't look big enough, but the tassels had all browned off, and when I pierced the kernels they were milky inside, so all the signs that I know of corn being ready were there.
I was a bit worried that it was going to be the end of us all, and when we got all the stuff off, it didn't exactly inspire me with confidence.
The kernels were a different shape. Kind of a little teardrop like. And see those funny little things coming off them?
There was one normal cob in there, in the second photo you can see it second from left. You could tell it was different when it was cooked, because it actually tasted good.
Then there were some that were were only tiny. I remembered that Veggiegobbler had said that the pink tasseled corn looked a lot like some baby corn she had grown, so I thought that maybe that's how these two had turned out.
To make it up to my family to whom I was about to feed this weird stuff, I made an extra nice dinner, put a smile on my face and served it up. It smelt good, just like normal corn. The little ones were great, we ate them whole and Veggie was right, it was just like baby corn.
The ones with the unusual shaped kernels though... well, Felix's face says it all. Poor little man, he loves corn and was excited about it. It wasn't too awful, and it did taste like corn, but it was hard, and not really sweet. It tasted kind of like something that should have been ground up into flour. He plowed his way through it, while we all watched him with a mixture of disbelief and respect. He said he liked it though, and he looks pretty normal today.
So I think that we have all learnt something important here today. In the future, don't listen to me when I tell you to grow home brand popping corn.