Calico Popcorn Seeds-Zea mays- Heirloom-Untreated -hard to find gourmet popcorn
Approximately 100 Seeds per oz
Multicolored cobs make festive fall decoration and gourmet popping corn.
A hard to find gourmet popcorn in a wide range of colors. Produces 5 to 8 inch ears larger than miniature popcorn ears. Kernel colors include yellow, brown, white, purple, red, blue and more. Use some ears for holiday
decorating and gifts; shell off and pop the balance for low cal enjoyment. Very unusual.
Use as colorful autumn decoration, or pop them for wintertime movie-watching noshing. Pops most consistently if you freeze the kernels first then throw them directly into a kettle with hot oil. Kernels are yellow, brown, white, purple, red, and blue.
Calico Popcorn (105 days) Open-pollinated. An heirloom dual-purpose corn with 5â8" ears that look like smaller versions of Indian corn. The shiny bright ears come in an array of colors, with red, yellow and mottled rosy-brown most common, but brown, purple, blue, white and other combinations possible. Kernels are smaller than those of most Indian corns, but larger than conventional popcorns. Calico is both decorative and edible so you can hang it on your door in fall and pop the very same batch on Thanksgiving.
Growing: CAUTION: Untreated sweet corn seed will not germinate in cold wet soil. Please be patient and wait till soil warms to at least 60Â° before sowing, or start seedlings indoors and transplant at 3â6" before taproots take off. Tender, will not survive frost. Heavy nitrogen requirements. Rows 3' apart, 4 seeds/ft. Thin to 1' apart. When corn is knee-high, side-dress with azomite or alfalfa meal to stimulate growth. Plant in blocks of at least 4 rows to ensure adequate pollination, essential for good tip fill. If you lack sufficient space for enough plants for good pollination, try hand-pollinating by cutting off the tassels and shaking their pollen onto the silks. Sweet corn is ready 18-24 days after the first silks show, the exact time dependent on the weather in the interim. Press ears 2" from the tips to assess kernel fullness. Harvest when the kernels are plump, soft, tender and filled with a milky juice. Most sugary enhanced varieties have an optimal picking window of 5â7 days, but some open-pollinated selections hold only 1â2 days.
Minimum soil temperature 50Â°, optimal temperature range 60-95Â°, optimal temperature 80Â°. Emergence takes 22 days at 50Â°,12 days at 59Â°, 7 days at 68Â°, only 4 days at 77Â°. 98% normal seedlings at 77Â°, only 91% at 86Â°.
Materials: Sweet Corn,Seed,Vegetable,Organic,Organically Grown