Germ 7-14 days
Red, yellow, orange, burgundy - some ears all one color and some are mixed. Many of the reds and burgundies have colored husks. Create exceptional harvest displays and centerpieces with this unique ornamental popcorn. 6’ stalks bear 5-8 5” ears, 3/4” in diameter. Mature kernels pop slightly smaller kernels of popcorn. 50 seeds
Outdoors- 1” deep, late spring when soil is at least 60 degrees. Thin to 8-12” apart. Plant in blocks (4-5 rows, 24-36” apart) to help with pollination.
Harvest- Ready to be picked approximately 2 1/2 to 3 weeks after silks appear. Silks become dry and brown. The kernels should be plump and full. Test by pressing your fingertip into a kernel, looking for a “milky’ appearance. Best picked in the morning and refrigerate/cool right away.
Tips- Keep weeded and well watered. Plant in fertile soil and add a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer every few weeks until tassels form.