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Organic Red Beauty Popcorn

Organic Red Beauty Popcorn

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organic popcornOrganic Red Beauty Popcorn (126 days)

1/2 OZ ~90 seeds

"This variety was discovered by an expert grower while rogueing a field of Snow Ball popcorn and by carefully selecting each year's product of this sort has secured a variety of extreme beauty." Maule's 1898

Red Beauty grows 5-6' high and produces 1-3 ears per stalk.

Ears are 5-7" in length.

The colors range from a light red to deep purple.  Occasionally totally yellow ears are formed. 

When poped the kernel retains is ruby red color.

Great nutty flavor.

The secret to good popcorn is bringing it inside and letting it dry down. You want about 12% moisture for a nice fluffy pop.

Red Beauty popcorn makes an amazing fall decoration as well.

50 bushels an acre was given as a historic yield for this popcorn.

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per ounce

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1-2" 150-200 70-80 4-8 12-24" 6-8" 15 lb. Full

Zea mays

Planting Tips:

When to Plant Heirloom Corn Seed:  The most common mistake people make is planting corn seed too early, causing the seed to rot in the cold soil.  Heirloom corn is believed to have originated in Mexico.  If you are thinking margaritas, palm trees and hot sandy beaches, you are on the right track.  Heirloom corn hates the cold.  There are a few corn varieties that you can put in the soil when it's below 65 degrees, but not many.  If you want to get a jump start on corn then plant in the greenhouse and transplant corn to the garden later when ALL DANGER OF FROST IS PAST.  Do not let these corn  transplants get much bigger than 4-6"s or they will not develop properly later.  Make sure what you plant your corn seed in has nice deep trays and try not to disturb the roots too much when transplanting your heirloom corn seedlings.

Planting heirloom corn seed: 
Corn does best on a deep, well-drained soil which has an abundant and uniform supply of water throughout the growing season. 

Fertilization:  The Indians were dead on planting a fish under every corn plant.  Heirloom corn is a greedy feeder and will produce much better with an ample supply of nitrogen.  I plant plenty of fava beans in the spring and chop them into the ground a few weeks before I plant corn seed.  Favas put amazing amounts of nitrogen into the ground naturally and without harsh chemicals.  I also work in plenty of composted manure and a bit of bone/blood meal.   Many folks use alfalfa in the same way as fava beans for excellent results with corn..

Bulk Heirloom Corn Seed For Sale:  You will find many of our heirloom corns in bulk quantities for sale.  We have tried hard to locate as many quality heirloom corn varieties as possible.  The greatest expense these days is shipping bulk heirloom corn wholesale because of the high fuel prices and the heavy weight of bulk corn quantities.  

Seeding Rate:

55,000-65,000 plants/acre, 18-40 lb. per acre.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture -- don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwater and possibly have them rot.

Developmenal Problems:

Many strange things can happen to corn when it is developing from seed emergence to harvest time.  This poster (to the right) from Ohio State University gives you a good illustration of what can and does happen.

This link from OSU is an excellent resource for troubleshooting potential issues with your corn as well: http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/corn/specialist-announcements/ear-abnormalities/troubleshooting-abnormal-corn-ears-and-related-disorders#LowTemp

 

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