Strawberry-shaped ears with glossy red kernels
- Heirloom popcorn variety
- Small, round ears resemble strawberries
- Glossy kernels make delicious popcorn
- Makes beautiful fall displays
- 105 days to maturity
MORE ABOUT STRAWBERRY POPCORN:
(Zea mays) Heirloom variety produces tasty popping corn with a novel appearance. Small, rounded ears with irregularly spaced burgundy kernels have the look of strawberries. Great for fall decor and of course, for popping. Plants grow to approximately 6' tall. 105 days to harvest. 50 seeds/pkt.
CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.
SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.
INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.
DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.
HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.
SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.
We have planted our strawberry popcorn, so we are 6 days in. Curious to see how things work out!!
Good 3 in. Tall now. Hoping for lots of popcorn.
Received these seeds & planted them promptly, they are getting tall & beautiful. Looking forward to my first bowl of popcorn! Very pleased with my order, as well as prompt shipping!