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85 days. A great choice for short season popcorn enthusiasts, this early variety yields beautiful pink kernels on 5–6 inch ears. When popped, the colorful kernels explode into a white, fluffy popcorn treat. Plants grow to 5 feet tall. The dried ears are wonderful for crafting and fall decorating.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Andrea C.
Fun for the Kids too!

I grew these without much hope due to my lack of success with sweet corn. I'm so glad I went for it! This popcorn has the best crunch I've ever experienced. This year I'm planning on doubling the number of plants. It survived the heat dome without a problem. My kids also enjoyed harvesting the cobs and removing the kernels. Zone 8b, Portland, OR.

Joshua L.
Fun Addition

I grew this in our greenhouse in Alaska last summer. The plants grew 7-9 foot tall which was a surprise. The ears were small in the 5 inch range. Not sure why, but unlike my sweet corn (in a different greenhouse), most ears formed 6 foot or higher on the plants. I had about 50 plants total. I pulled the corn at freeze and let it dry about 3 months in cool temps before it would pop. It pops very well now with very few old maids. The seeds are fairly small but produce nice white popcorn. We got a little over a gallon of popcorn. The kids were sporting a few blisters trying to get it off the cobs as it was very densely packed. Would do it again.

Tickled Pink!

We grew a full 4x12' bed of this early pink popcorn. It definitely did not receive the water it deserved, but still rewarded us with almost 2 quarts of kernels after harvesting! The popped kernels are bright white and delicious, definitely not as tough as the store-bought popcorn we had on hand. This will definitely be a staple in our garden for years to come. Zone 8b, Seaside OR.

Soil Temp for Germ 65–85°F
Seed Depth 1–2"
Seed Spacing 4"
Days to Emergence 7–14
Thin Plants to 8–12"
Row Spacing 24–30"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce ≈ 110–250
Seed Life 1 year

Zea mays

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Hybrid SE/se Corn: The inherited sugar enhanced (SE/se) traits are what make these corn varieties unique. For starters, the kernel walls are the most tender of all corn varieties. Added to that are more sugars, making every ear as sweet as can be. After harvest, the conversion from sugar to starch in SE/se corn is delayed, so the corn maintains its sweetness longer after picking. To top it off, no isolation is required from other normal types of sweet corn, making SE/se corn very popular. For best germination, soil temperature should be at least 70°F.

Hybrid sh2 Supersweet Corn: The shrunken gene (sh2) gives the dried kernels an extra-wrinkled appearance. This inherited characteristic increases the sweetness of the corn at harvest time. Commonly called Supersweet, sh2 varieties are some of the sweetest corn available. They do not germinate well in cold wet soil, so make sure your soil is at least 70°F; use a soil thermometer if uncertain. To grow great Supersweet corn, isolate it by time or distance from any other corn.

OP Sweet Corn: For best seed saving results we recommend bagging plants to avoid cross pollination.

Ornamental Corn: Often used for decorating, but it also makes great cornmeal and corn flour. Grow just as you do sweet corn. The earliest plantings are preferred to ensure ample time for field drying. Ears may be picked after the husks begin drying. Isolation is necessary between varieties to preserve color combinations.

Popcorn: After picking and husking, spread the ears in a dry, airy place and allow to cure for several weeks. Test-pop a few kernels periodically to determine when the kernels are dry enough to make into popcorn. Twist the kernels from the cobs and store in airtight containers. Large quantities can be processed by placing into heaps and stomping the kernels off the ears. For best results, isolate from any other corn.

Synergistic Corn: Synergistic corn has 75% sugar enhanced kernels and 25% Supersweet kernels. It combines the exceptional tenderness and sweet corn flavor of SE/se varieties with the extra sweetness, extended shelf life and field-holding ability of sh2 varieties. For best results, isolate Synergistic corn from any other corn. For best germination, soil temperature should be at least 70°F.

• Corn performs best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0
• Corn is a heavy feeder requiring high amounts of nitrogen during the vegetative stage
• Waiting for soil to reach optimum temperature is critical to successful corn growing
• Corn is wind pollinated - for proper pollination plant individual varieties in blocks of at least 4 rows
• Separate varieties by time (plant 10 days apart), or distance (200 feet) to reduce cross-pollination
• For optimum growth ensure beds are watered evenly and deeply

Direct Sowing
• Make row furrows about 6-8 inches deep
• Spread 3-5 pounds of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 100 square feet
• Back fill the furrow, then sow seeds and cover with soil or sifted compost
• Thin seedlings when 4-5 inches

• Start indoors 2-3 weeks before desired transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound and avoid damaging roots when planting

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Corn borer, corn ear worm
• Insect control: Pyrethrin, applied before silking, Monterey B.t. to silks
• Common diseases: Blight, rust, smut
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, remove old stalks in the fall, and contact your local extension agent with specific issues

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when kernels are full and milky
• Drying and browning of ear silks is also an indicator of maturity
• Ears should be cooled as quickly as possible and stored at 36°F

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
MDMV | Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus
NCLB | Northern Corn Leaf Blight
R | Common Rust
SCLB | Southern Corn Leaf Blight
SW | Stewart's Wilt

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