Germ 7-14 days
Baby sized mauve pink ears are 3-5” long with stalks growing up to 7’. A fun, uncommon variety to grow and the kernels when popped are delicious, having a bit of a nutty taste. Even if you don’t like popcorn its can be used creatively in crafts and arrangements. 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.