This Strawberry Popcorn will give you a change from the normal. It is easy to grow and pops just like regular popcorn. It’s fun to grow and harvest. When growing from seeds, each plant may vary in appearance than the parent plants. The small 2-3″ cobs looks like strawberries in shape and color. Strawberry popcorn grows only 4 feet tall and produces mahogany colored cobs with blonde husks. This unique looking cob makes great autumn decorations and tastes great popped. Children get a kick out of popping strawberry popcorn.
Tips: Sow strawberry popcorn seeds 3 inches apart after all chance of frost has passed. Keep moist until sprouts are established then thin to 6 – 9 inches. Strawberry popcorn seeds should be planted in rows to ensure pollination. A group of at least 3 rows 2-3 feet apart is most effective. Strawberry popcorn seeds need fertile well drained soil to thrive and produce the best quality ears. Plenty of nitrogen early on definitely helps Strawberry popcorn reach it’s potential. Once tassels appear a good quality fruiting or bloom fertilizer works great. Once established water when soil becomes dry.
It is a great opportunity for you to try something nice, and for those that have children, they will get to see from growing and harvest a perennial down south, and if harvested before frost in the north can be stored and replanted in the spring.
When growing from seeds, some merchants will offer free seeds with every order of three or more packets upon request. Seedsking.net , for example (currently under construction) is planning on offering for sales some main category items including fruit seeds, Japanese bonsai, flowers, vegetables, maple seeds, ornamental grasses, and of course bulbs and plants. You can find these items on Ebay too, but you will have a better buy from Seedsking.net. There will be lots of special sales going on; for example, each additional packet is only $0.50 more, and shipping and handling per item is up to $7.50, and then all the rest of the seed items are free shipping and handling. If you order large quantities of the same item, Seedsking.net can offer it much less. So check it out at www.seedsking.net .
Hopefully this discussion helps you make your garden a most wonderful place!