POPCORN

(27 varieties to choose from)

Ornamental as well as very tasty.  The old fashioned types have better flavor, but pop up smaller than the modern hybrids.  I, too, fell victim to the microwave popcorn generation, partly out of convenience. I took the time one day to read the label (even on the light versions) and realized, like most convenient foods, it is the coating - not the product that had the flavor.  (Modern broiler chickens are another example.) With over 30 open-pollinated varieties in my collection, I decided it was time to do a better job of promoting better quality food. Yes, most of the popcorns we carry are ones that pop up smaller, but they are tasty with no coating, not even salt.  So, give the old-fashioned ones a try. What a nutritious diet food when air-popped with no added salt or butter! It is filling, tasty, low in calories and has 0 grams of fat. UPDATED FOR 2020

Baby Golden

Baby Golden - 100 days - Small, golden kernels, 5 to 6 foot stalks.  1 oz. Pkt. $1.75 Certified Organic Seed

Black Pop

Black Pop-  80 days - An early, short, 4 foot tall, small ears.  Deep purple-black kernels. One of the old Gurney Seed Co.  varieties from the 1960’s. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Blue Pop

Blue Pop - 100 days - I got this from Gurney Seed Co. close to 35 years ago.  It was never all blue like I thought, but is brightly colored blue, yellow and other colors mixed.  Ears are nice sized, pearl type. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Calico

Calico - 115 days - 6 to 7 foot plants that produce up to 2 ears per stalk of 6 inch ears that are either red, yellow or calico (striped red on yellow) in color.  Colorful ears. A wonderful educational corn for teaching about “jumping genes”. You will get various expressions of the striping on the kernels. 1 oz. Pkt.  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Chocolate

Chocolate- 110 days - 6 foot stalks, deep brown kernels. Very  nice sized ears and many are duplicated or triplicated per stalk.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.00 Certified Organic Seed

Cochita Pueblo

Cochita Pueblo- 110 days- 6 to 7 foot stalks with 2 to 3 very attractive mini-sized, colored ears.  Color range is all extremes. Pops up in a rainbow of kernel colors. It has a rich, nutty flavor.  1 oz. Pkt $2.25 Certified Organic Seed

Cranston Hulless

Cranston Hulless- 120 days- 6 foot plants with 3, 4, or sometimes 6 ears, very productive, but hard to harvest as husks are tight.  Do not plant too thick. Ears are 2 to 3 inches long, very tiny kernels. Suitable for miniature corn in Chinese dishes when picked young.  0.5 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Faribo White Hulless

Faribo White Hulless - 100 days - An old Farmer Seed & Nursery variety.  Good yields of white kernels. Plants are 5 foot tall with 2 to 3, 4 to 5 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Fireside

Fireside- 98 days - 4 foot stalks, larger sized strawberry popcorn, a mix of red with some yellow. We originally go this one from a person in Kelowna British Columbia in the early 1980's . 1 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Harvest Plum 

Harvest Plum  - 125 days - A selection of ours to provide more ears with a predominance of shades of pink and purple kernels.  Selected for small, tiny kernels on ears that have fairly tight husks. Occasional red to purple husks can be found.  The majority of the kernels will be shades of pink and purple with occasional other colors - especially shades of red.  Beautiful and also very tasty when popped. Pops small, but has an exceptional nutty flavor. Plants get 7 feet tall and will usually have 2 to 3 ears per stalk.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety

Hulless Baby Rice

Hulless Baby Rice- 108 days- 7 foot stalks, two 6 to 7 inch white kerneled ears.   Kernels are an off white in color and have a glisten to them. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Indian

Indian - 108 days - 6 foot stalks, multi-colored, but mainly yellow and white.  1 oz. Pkt. $1.50  8 oz.  $8.00 Certified Organic Seed

Japanese White Hulless

Japanese White Hulless- 100 days- 6-7 foot plants that produce nice sized ears with pearly white kernels.  Certified Organic Seed 1 oz Pkt. $2.50 

Jones Multicolored

Jones Multicolored - 115 days - Small ears of colorful kernels.  Darrel Jones of Alabama supplied us with our start of this some years back.  Plants get about 6 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 Certified Organic Seed

Little Indian Pickling

Little Indian Pickling- 100 days - Tiny ornamental ears, multi-colored kernels. This is another variety that would make  excellent use for miniature corn in Chinese cuisine if they were picked young enough. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

New York  Amish Mushroom

New York  Amish Mushroom- 105 days-  a nice long eared    large kerneled yellow popcorn. Kernels pop up to the mushroom like appearance and large in size, unlike many of the old fashioned corns.  Plants get 7 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  8 oz. $10.00 Certified Organic Seed

Pennsylvania Butter Flavor

Pennsylvania Butter Flavor - 115 days - Ivory white kernels, high quality.Kernels  pop up medium in size but have an exceptional flavor. Plants average 6 feet tall. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Pink Beauty

Pink Beauty- 100 days- 5 foot plants produce 3 to 4 inch ears of bright shades of pink.  Pops up a gorgeous white with a good flavor. 1 oz. Pkt $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Pinkadelic Pop

Pinkadelic Pop - 125 days - A very interesting selection of high yielding popcorn that has a predominance of kernel colors in the pinks, purples with some reds, pastel blues and whites.  Very ornamental and very productive. Ears average 5 to 6 inches on 7 to 8 foot stalks. Popcorn is tasty as well as pretty. 1 oz. Pkt $2.75 Certified Organic Seed. OSSI pledged variety

Purple Pop

A large eared beautiful corn that was obtained from Tom Knoche's collection. Colorful and productive. 1 ounce packet $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Purple Haze

Purple Haze - 125 days - A selection of ours to provide more ears with a predominance of pink and purple kernels that have purple shaded husks.  A very pretty and also tasty popcorn. Plants average between 7 and 8 feet tall and will usually have between 3 to as many as 4 ears per stalk if not crowded.  Not all stalks and husks will be shades of purple, but the majority will. Kernels are small, ears average about 4 inches in length. 1 oz Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety

Red Beauty

Red Beauty- 126 days- 6 foot tall plants with red kernels.  Pops up a cream color with the red hulls showing -  giving it a very unique look. 1 oz. Pkt.$2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Redbird

Redbird - 109 days - 5 foot stalks, 4 inch ears with dark red kernels.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

Rhodes Red

Rhodes Red- 105 days - Red, pearl type, 6 to 7 foot stalks, large red ears. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Rhodes Yellow

Rhodes Yellow - 120 days - Pearl type, 7 foot stalks, big yellow ears.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Thanksgiving Bouquet

Thanksgiving Bouquet - 110 days - An ornamental popcorn of my own selection which also has very good flavor.  I’ve always been fascinated by the genetics of brown kernel color in corn and how many ways the brown gene can express itself.  This was named because I think of browns and related shades at Thanksgiving time. To get the full complement of brown shades, not all ears will turn out brown.  The remainder will be very colorful nonetheless. Plants are 7 feet tall, 2 ears per stalk, and the ears are 6 to 7 inches long. Sand Hill Preservation Center introduction in 2005.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety

White

White - 110 days - For those who want a pale white popcorn that pops up with basically colorless hulls, then this is it.  Plants are around 7 feet tall with 5 to 6 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.25 Certified Organic Seed

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