Heirloom Red Popping Corn Strawberry

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A highly decorative and productive variety producing 4-foot stalks, yielding 2-4 mahogany-red 6” cobs with irregularly spaced kernels of sweet tasting corn.

  • Seed Count: 80

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Heirloom Red Popping Corn Strawberry

Heirloom Red Popping Corn Strawberry. A highly decorative and productive variety producing 4-foot stalks, yielding 2-4 mahogany-red 6” cobs with irregularly spaced kernels of sweet tasting corn.  Most commonly recognized as one of the best popping corns.  Easy to grow, great for school projects and ideal dried in stunning flower arrangements. 100 days

Cultivation Advice Heirloom Red Popping Corn Strawberry

Planting Depth: 1-2″
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-85°F
Days to Germ.: 4-12
Plant Spacing:12-18″
Days to Maturity: 90-100
Location: Full Sun

  • Ensure the growing location has good drainage and enough humus to ensure the ground will not dry too quickly.
  • Sow in early spring under cover in 3in pots 1in deep for the earliest crop at a minimum temp of 60F, warmth will aid germination rates.  Harden off before planting out.  Alternatively sow directly outside in late spring allowing 12-18in between plants and 18in between rows.
  • Corn must be planted in blocks, not as a single row to ensure good pollination.
  • Cover any roots that appear at the base with mulch or old compost to retain moisture.
  • Do not allow the crop to dry out during hot weather whilst flowering.
  • These do need a long season to enable the cobs to start drying on the plants.