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Corn Popcorn Ruby Red [55815]

Corn Popcorn Ruby Red

Zea mays

Crunchy, nutty tasting popcorn. It has a brilliant deep red kernel, which pops into brilliant white popcorn. As it dries for popping, the kernel becomes a deeper and deeper red. After popping it holds more anthocyanin and cyanidin than yellow popcorn. These components are known to have high antioxidant activity, so it has a higher nutritional value.

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Popcorn is becoming increasingly popular, now you can grow your own! Just grow as you would a normal sweetcorn, except leave the cobs to dry on the plant. Popcorn is a heavy feeder and needs plenty of nitrogen. Your Popcorn will be ready to harvest when the husks have dried and the kernels are plump, well-coloured and shiny. Remove the husks and dry the cobs fully in a cool, well ventilated place for at least a month. Your kernels will not pop if they are too moist. Test if they are ready by attempting to pop several kernels, if they don't pop, or if the popped corn is chewy, try again after several more days of drying. When cobs are fully dry, harvest them by rubbing seeds off the cob via a twisting action with your hands. Store in an air-tight container (you can pop your container in the fridge) until you are ready to pop them. If stored well they should retain their popping quality for several years!

Annual or Perennial  Annual
Approx days to flower/harvest 100 days
Height 150cm
Space between plants  20cm
Chemically treated  Yes
When to sow Spring, Summer
Seeds per packet Approx 50