Robust 997 Popcorn

110 days. If you've never tried homegrown Popcorn, you're in for a fun treat! Grow this Popcorn as you would Sweet Corn, but at the end of the season, allow the ears to dry completely on the stalk. After harvesting, peel back the husks and hang the ears in a warm, dry, well-ventilated space for a few weeks until the deep yellow kernels are truly dry and pop readily in hot oil. At this point, remove the kernels from the cobs and store them in an airtight container. This disease-resistant variety grows up to 9' tall, making it a fun addition to a children's garden. (F1.)

One packet of about 300 seeds
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$4.75
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  • Summer's freshly picked Corn is to us as Madeleines were to Proust: the taste and smell that reminds us of joyful childhood summers. Direct-sow after the danger of spring frost has passed. Corn is pollinated by the wind, so plant it in blocks or circles. Harvest the ears when the silks are brown and a kernel, pinched with your fingernail, releases its sweet, milky liquid. The luscious essence-of-Corn flavor is always best right after picking. Yet Corn freezes amazingly well: pick it, parboil for 4 minutes, dunk it in an ice water bath and cut the tender kernels off the cobs, making sure to catch all of the sweet corn milk. Freeze it in airtight freezer bags. Over the winter, you'll love Crabby Corn Chowder, Creamy Corn and Fennel, Dad's Favorite Corn Pudding, Lobster Corn Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops Atop Avocado-Corn Salad and Savory Bacon Corn Chowder. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
  • Gardening Tips

Summer's freshly picked Corn is to us as Madeleines were to Proust: the taste and smell that reminds us of joyful childhood summers. Direct-sow after the danger of spring frost has passed. Corn is pollinated by the wind, so plant it in blocks or circles. Harvest the ears when the silks are brown and a kernel, pinched with your fingernail, releases its sweet, milky liquid. The luscious essence-of-Corn flavor is always best right after picking. Yet Corn freezes amazingly well: pick it, parboil for 4 minutes, dunk it in an ice water bath and cut the tender kernels off the cobs, making sure to catch all of the sweet corn milk. Freeze it in airtight freezer bags. Over the winter, you'll love Crabby Corn Chowder, Creamy Corn and Fennel, Dad's Favorite Corn Pudding, Lobster Corn Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops Atop Avocado-Corn Salad and Savory Bacon Corn Chowder. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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