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This white heirloom variety continues to be a favorite for its delicious flavor and tender quality. This prolific plant bears ears that are about 4" long, which can be dried for popping. It pops into snow-white popcorn with a hull that is very soft, and barely detectable. This is a popular choice for a child's school project.

 

Plant lifecycle: annual

Site: Full sun

Height: 5-6 ' Feet tall

Days to germinate: 5-6 days

Days to maturity: 95-100 days

Seed depth: 1"

Plant spacing: 8-12 " apart

Row spacing:30-36"

Ears : 4-5"

Approx seeds per packet:100

 

Sowing: Prepare the soil with compost or other organic matter. One week after frost or when the soil consistently reaches 60 degrees F, plant White Japanese Hulless popcorn seeds 1" deep and 8-12" apart. Planting blocks of four short rows ensures good pollination. Germination should take place in 5-6 days. For companion planting benefits, plant corn with cucumbers, peas, or pole beans; plants that like shade also do well with corn. Avoid planting tomatoes near corn.

Growing: After the corn emerges, keep it moist and carefully remove weeds; since corn cannot fight against weeds, mulch may be beneficial. Additional organic matter or compost helps growth, since corn is a heavy feeder. Keep in mind that corn has shallow roots which can easily become damaged by hoeing. Watch out for pests, as corn attracts many problematic insects and animals.

Harvesting: Leaving the corn on its stalks to completely dry in the field gives the best results; when they are ready to harvest, the stalk and the ears will be completely brown with no green coloring at all. However, since continued rainy weather and humidity compromise the quality of the ears, it may be necessary to continue drying them inside. Choose a dry location with moderate heat, but out of direct sunlight; hang the stalks upside down, or lay them out flat.

Seed Saving: Since corn cross-pollinates quite easily with other varieties, seed plants will need to be separated from other pollinating varieties of corn by about 1,000 feet or otherwise prevented from pollinating each other. Allow the seed corn to dry completely on the stalk, until the husk and the stalk have turned brown. If rainy weather comes, cut off the stalks and lay them out in a dry, well ventilated location. Test for dryness by hitting the kernels with a hammer; if they shatter, they are ready for storage. Remove the kernels by running your hands over the cobs; winnow out the chaff. Store White Japanese Hulless popcorn seeds in a cool, dry place.

 

 

Organic Japanese Hulless Corn NonGmo Heirloom

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