Miniature Indian Popcorn
A miniature eared ornamental popcorn used primarily for decorative purposes. Plants produce multiple ears, 3 to 4 inches in length with red, white, yellow and blue kernels. Combines well with small gourds and miniature pumpkins for fall and winter display. Approximately 110 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant seed directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed. Plant seed 4 inches apart and 3/4 inch deep.
SPACING: Rows should be 2 1/2 feet apart or less, depending on space.
THINNING: When established seedlings are about 3 inches tall, thin to 8 inches apart.
GERMINATION: Two to three weeks depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
To conserve space and for best pollination, plant in blocks made up of short rows, thinned 8 to 12 inches apart in all directions. Fertilize and cultivate soil prior to planting. Ornamental corn is late maturing and can be harvested when stalks and leaves are completely dry. Harvest with husks on for decoration. Dried whole kernels can be used for popcorn.