Corn 'Saturn Popcorn' Seeds

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Corn 'Saturn Popcorn' - 25x Seeds.

Would you like to grow your own popcorn?

When it comes to planting and harvesting a healthy snack, its hard to beat growing popcorn!

Popcorn grows well in a traditional garden set-up, or in a patch all to itself.

There is simply something magical about popping a batch of home-grown popping corn. When that very first kernel explodes as it pops, there is a certain amount of accomplishment and amazement that you actually grew popcorn! And of course, “real” popcorn, (No, it does not come from a microwave bag) is actually quite healthy for you.

And then there is the taste! Classic heirloom varieties like Saturn and Strawberry popcorn are simply delicious, and easy to grow! In fact, you will be hard pressed to find an easier crop to plant, maintain, and harvest!

Unlike sweet corn, popcorn can be allowed to dry on the stocks. Once the corn has dried, remove it from the stalks and place in a warm, well-ventilated area to continue the drying process further. Wire baskets or bushel baskets with vents work well. You can also place your corn cobs on an old screen up on blocks to allow for good circulation. Let corn dry a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks before removing from the cob.

Hand-held corn shellers are a great tool to easily remove kernels from the cob. You can also put on a sturdy pair of leather palm gloves and remove by hand. This is fairly easy for a small crop. if you are growing popcorn in larger quantities, it is wise to invest in a hand-held sheller.

To store, place in clean, sealed jar or airtight plastic bag. Popcorn that is dry and stored properly will keep well over a year without losing any of its vigor or taste.

Plants will grow upto 3 meters and produce 2-3 cobs each of about 20-25cm. 

Drought tolerant; excellent for dry conditions. 

Seed Starting Method Sow seeds directly
Sowing Depth 20mm
Growing Season Spring & Summer
Germination Time 5-15 days at around 16-30c
Hardiness Annual - Frost tender
Plant Spacing  30cm
Plant Height 300cm
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well fed soil
Days Until Maturity  90-115 days 
Growing tips Requires regular ground watering and feeding to produce bountiful crops

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