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Organic Golden Popcorn
Zea mays var. everta

Growing your own popcorn is a simple, effective, healthy, and honestly – addicting addition to your garden. Honestly, who can turn down fresh popped popcorn? And, who in their right mind could turn down home grown, organic popcorn? No one that we have yet to meet.
A small corner of your garden could provide your family with enough popcorn for months.
One of, if not the healthies snack food; when grown organically, there is nothing better on movie night!
Once harvested, you can remove from the cob to pop it in a conventional manner, or leave it on the cob for an added treat. (We take ours on camping trips on the cob for added fun around the campfire.

Organic Golden Popcorn - Grow your own for pennies!!!!!
We can’t imagine going to the store and buying popcorn in a jar/box/bag.
Who knows where it was grown? Was it even grown in the USA?
Is it Genetically Modified (GMO)? More than likely!
How many chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and other --cides have been applied to the popcorn?
How long has it been stored and then packaged and shipped before getting to your table?
Are you really sure you want to feed this to your family, especially your children?


Organic Golden Popcorn
Zea mays var. everta

: A type of Flint Corn, Popcorn has been known for thousands of years by the native peoples of North, Central, and South America. It is a healthy, nutritional, and easy snack. A very simple and easy plant to grow, especially with children. Most of us love to eat it but did you know that in addition to buying it from the store, you can actually enjoy growing popcorn in the garden? Popcorn is not only a fun and tasty crop to grow in the garden, but it will also store for months after harvesting.

Days to Maturity: 100 to 110
6 to 8 feet

Container Planting: A few plants may be planted in a container, if the container is sufficient in width and depth, otherwise, it is not recommended to plant in containers.
Row Spacing:
18 to 24 inches between rows for standard planting, 12 to 18 inches between rows for intensive gardening or compact gardens.

Plant Spacing: 8 to 10 or 12 inches between plants.
: Rich, loose, amended soil is best. Will not grow well in clayey, sandy, or rocky soils. Add compost to amend soil as needed, and till or loosen as well.

Soil pH: Between 5.0 and 7.8
Sun: Full sun, no shade
Water: Popcorn needs 1.5 to 2 inches of water per week from either rain or irrigation.
Fertilizer: Popcorn needs an abundance of nitrogen during the growing season. When the plants have eight to 10 leaves, side-dress with 0.25 to 0.50 pound of high-nitrogen fertilizer per 100 square feet.
Sowing: Plant popcorn when all danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm. Sow the seeds 1 to 2 inches deep and space them 8 to 10 inches apart. Rather than planting them in one or two long rows, create a series of short rows spaced 18 to 24 inches apart. The plant density assures good pollination.
Care: Weeds compete with popcorn for nutrients and moisture. Cultivate the soil around the plants regularly to eliminate weeds. Take care not to damage the roots or pull the soil away from the plants while cultivating. If you plan to save your own seed, isolate popcorn from other kinds of corn (including other varieties of popcorn) to avoid cross-pollination. You can isolate varieties by planting those 500 feet apart or by staggering plantings so stalks tassel at least two weeks apart. You should know, too, that your popcorn patch can interfere with someone's nearby sweet corn, so plant your corn where it won't start neighborhood feuds.
Harvesting: Harvest popcorn when the husks are completely dry and the kernels are hard. Remove the husks after harvest and hang the ears in mesh bags in a well-ventilated area. After removing the kernels from the ears, store them in air-tight containers at room temperature.
Storage: Store the kernels in sealed, airtight containers. If stored properly, popcorn should retain its popping quality for several years. Unshelled corn should be stored at temperatures near 32’ F and high relative humidity. The storage location should also be rodent proof. If stored popcorn fails to pop, it may be too dry. Add 1 tablespoon of water to a quart of popcorn. Cover and shake at frequent intervals until the popcorn has absorbed the water. After 3 or 4 days, test pop a few kernels to see if it is ready. Add more water and repeat the process until the popcorn pops well.
Discussion: Not all popcorn is created the same. The popcorn that you buy in the store is more often than not GMO corm (Genetically Modified Organism), meaning that it has been altered to have certain properties that increase the profit margin of everyone in the growing and marketing process. You cannot simple take popcorn from the supermarket and sow it expecting that you will get a viable plant that will mature to be useful.
Notes: Golden Popcorn is generally golden to yellow in color, however, some kernels may be dark in color, there is nothing wrong with these kernels, and they will pop and taste just the same. It is the natural variation in the corn itself that has some of these kernels color differences. This organic popcorn may be husked and removed from the cob to be popped, or, for an added twist, popped directly on the cob.

  • Model: CORN-POP-GLD
  • Shipping Weight: 0.125lbs
  • 10583 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Heaven Harvester Farms

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 04 May, 2016.

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