Corn – Dakota Black Popcorn

$3.48

Black ears of corn are quite attractive for fall decorations, or popping into tasty popcorn! Perfect rows of beautiful, purple-black kernels all the way to the tip. Sturdy 2-m (6-7′) plants typically have one 10-15 cm (5-6″) ear per plant. Easy to grow, and does well in almost all growing climates. Fun for children’s gardens.

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Description

Botanical name
Zea mays

Family
Gramineae

Spacing
Plant two or three seeds 30-38 cm (12-15″) apart, in rows 76-91 cm (30-36″) apart, then thin to one plant per spot.

Depth
Sow seeds 2.5-5 cm (1-2″) deep.

Requirements
Make sure the soil is warm, at least above 12.7°C (55 °F). Prefers deep, well drained fertile soils with a pH between 6.0-6.8.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 10-14 days, in warm soil.

Pests
Corn wireworms and seed corn maggots

Timing
Plant when soil is warm enough.

Growing
Control weeds and water regularly. Allow ears to dry fully in the field and then continue drying inside for best popping.

Harvest
95 days

Season
Warm, Annual