Mr. Burbank's Giant Field Corn
Here is a Burbank corn-field, growing a variety selected for gigantic size. The average height of the stalks in this field was well above twelve feet. Under ordinary circumstances, there is no great advantage in having the corn grow so high; but the experiment is interesting as showing the possibility of development. After all, in taking on this towering growth, the corn is only harking back to its teosinte ancestor.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 1