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Grow Popcorn from Seed and Harvesting Tips

Grow your own healthy snack that everyone will enjoy!

Homegrown popcorn is fresher, tastier, and more fun than store-bought brands. 
Popped in Coconut Oil sprinkled in Sea Salt - Once you have tried it you will never go back!
Our Popcorn Seed is 100% Organic and Non-GMO
Growing Requirements
  • Sow seeds 1-2" deep
  • Can start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost (Sow direct or transplant when soil reaches 65°-85ºF making sure soil is not cold and wet)
  • Seed Spacing 1 seed per 6-12"
  • Rows of 24-30" apart
  • Days to maturity 90 then approx 2 month to dry
  • Water regularly as lack of water will cause stress and may result in small yields
  • Corn plants in general are heavy feeders and should be fertilized with an organic fertilizer regularly
Harvest/Drying Requirements
  • After popcorn grows for approx 90 days it will need to dry out for approx 2 months. If your climate does not get alot of rain you can either leave right on the stalk to dry or cut the ears leaving the husks on and set out in sunny location. (The latter allows you to bring the corn inside a shelter or garage in case of excess rain/moisture which will mold the corn)
  • After 2 months the kernals should be hard and tyhe husks completely dry.
  • Now you are ready for a POP Test: remove a couple kernels and place in pan of hot oil. If they stick to the pan, are chewy, or jagged when popped they are too wet and need to dry more.
  • If the sun has gone and your season is changing but your corn has not finished drying you can remove the husks and place the ears in mesh bags and hang in a warm, dry, well-ventilated location until the kernels arecompletely dry and hard and ready for a POP Test.
  • Once you pass the POP Test you are ready to shell your corn and store in airtight container for up to a few years....but I suspect it will be well eaten by then! ENJOY!