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I have been working on three similar concurrent breeding projects:
1.) Crossing Gaspe flint with dwarfing ear/plant selections of a certain flour corn that was gifted to me in which I have continued the dwarf trait selection process for years.
2.) Crossing Tom Thumb pop with the same.
3.) Crossing a certain small multieared open pollinated proprietary white rice kerneled pop variety with the same.
I honestly question the wisdom and value of any these breeding projects from a time/labor investment and a food production/yield standpoint, but they most certainly are interesting and have ornamental value. So, with respect, what is the point of folks such as you and I developing more ornamental vanity corns that have limited food/nutrition/yield/production value as compared to inputs and land allocation? There are enough such ornamental varieties already out there for people to hang on their entry doors every fall.