Strawberry Popcorn Corn Seeds - Grow your own popcorn-ornamental/edible..
The perfect children's gardening project, crafts and arrangements
100 days from direct-sowing.
Put this novelty popping corn at the top of your list for garden fun! A mini variety that sets strawberry-shaped ears just 2 to 3 inches long, it's perfect for fall decorating and for popcorn. Create a mini Three Sisters planting, get the kids and grandkids involved in spring planting and fall harvesting, and have a blast!
Strawberry Popcorn sets 4-foot stalks, each bearing 2 to 4 ears packed with glossy magenta-red kernels. Grow it just as you would sweet corn, but let the ears dry out right on the stalk for about a month. (Then, if you plan to use the kernels for popping, let them dry on the ear for another month after picking. If you're using them for decorating, they're ready to go as soon as you harvest the ear.)
Like all corn, Strawberry Popcorn is wind-pollinated, so it can cross-pollinate with other varieties planted nearby. To prevent this, space your stand of Strawberry Popcorn at least 25 feet from sweet corn varieties. It's a great addition to the back of the annual bed, and makes a fun front-yard display, especially as part of a Four Sisters planting (with dwarf Sunflowers as the fourth sister)!
Direct-sow the seeds right into the warm spring soil, selecting a site with good drainage, full sunshine, and rich in nutrients. A circle or clump formation works better for pollination than a row, unless you are planting several rows. Space the seeds (or thin the young plants) 8 inches apart. Feed twice during the growth process. That's all there is to it! You'll love this ornamental popping corn, and may just have to make Strawberry Popcorn a yearly feature of your vegetable patch and annual bed!
Materials: Sweet Corn,Seed,Vegetable,Organic,Organically Grown