Heirloom from the 1930's Dustbowl.
A good bet for gardens in our present-day era of climate change and drought in many places.
Pink kernels pop into fluffy white popcorn, an easy and fun way to be more self-sufficient.
BOTANICAL NAME: Zea mays
Prepare soil deeply, work in compost. Sow seed 2 weeks after last frost date. Best planted in succession. Plant directly into garden 15" apart. Corn must be planted in blocks of at least 25 square feet to ensure good cross-pollination. Greedy feeder-fertilize well. Let ears mature on the stalk until dry, then pick. When they are totally dry, shell the kernels off the ears and store in a dry place. Freeze for a few days if there is evidence of insects eating the dry kernels.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures as marked/Harvest 1-2 /Yield fresh 17-68, dry 12-48/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates hot weather, easy to grow, and stores well