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Friday, May 29, 2009

Just ordered popping corn seed

I had my young pre-teen son up the garden yesterday and was telling him about the corn that I've planted so far (Mandan, Sweet Yellow).

He had the great idea of planting Popping Corn!

So I just ordered some Japanese Popcorn seed from Gurney's. Hope it doesn't take too long to get here!


  1. Make sure they don't tassel at the same time, or they will cross and your sweet corn will taste awful!

  2. Oh dear... should I plant the popping corn seed away from my sweet corn... maybe on the opposite side of the garden?

    Annie, thank you so much for sharing your concern!

  3. I know the feeling of waiting for seed to come that should have been planted weeks ago. There should be lots of time still for corn to grow though. Corn is wind pollinated so planting on opposite sides of the garden should be okay, not totally sure though.

  4. Thanks for your comment Dan. I've decided to plant the popcorn on the opposite side of the garden.

  5. Toni, from what I read, 300-400 feet should be maintained between plots. Of course, if the corn pollinates at different times, there would be no problem. Look at the dates to maturity and if they are close to the same, make sure you don't plant them both at the same time. I'm not sure, but I would think at least two weeks apart. Even two varieties of sweet corn can cross pollinate and you could end up with tasteless corn. Or not. It's a chance you would take.

  6. Hi Annie,
    So appreciate your comment! Well... sounds this my corn will be an adventure this year!!! I'm still waiting for the popcorn seed... I will plant it way on the opposite end of the garden. HOpe it goes OK.


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