BOOM! begins the season early and strong with great emergence and allows one to get an early jump on your processing season. It has a slender .75" (2cm) cob with the total ear girth being 1.9 to 2" (5cm) and a 16 - 20 row count, which translates into deep kernels at a .40" - .47" depth (11.5 - 13 mm). The ear itself has good husk protection and great flags for husking. Boom also has better NCLB than the competition.