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Cherokee Long Ear Popcorn Corn Seeds (Organic)

Cherokee Long Ear Popcorn Corn Seeds (Organic)

Cherokee Long Ear Popcorn Corn - A Rainbow of Colors Enjoyed by All

Corn - Cherokee Popcorn - Zea mays

Tender Annual Different from other popcorns in that the kernels are a rainbow of colors from red, blue, orange, white, pink, purple and yellow. Colorful ears develop to 5-7".

Did You Know? This variety was bred by Carl Barnes, a world-renowned Cherokee corn collector from Oklahoma, from various strains carried west by the Cherokee over the Trail of Tears.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 4-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8'
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing Corn in your garden.
 

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Cherokee Long Ear Popcorn Corn Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $3.79 each
Buy 25 for $3.59 each
$3.99
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Description

Corn - Cherokee Popcorn - Zea mays

Tender Annual Different from other popcorns in that the kernels are a rainbow of colors from red, blue, orange, white, pink, purple and yellow. Colorful ears develop to 5-7".

Did You Know? This variety was bred by Carl Barnes, a world-renowned Cherokee corn collector from Oklahoma, from various strains carried west by the Cherokee over the Trail of Tears.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 4-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8'
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing Corn in your garden.
 

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.02 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Good Keeper
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Corn Type : Popcorn
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Poaceae
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Corn is a heavy feeder requiring high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). Its weak and shallow root system likes loose soil with a high compost content.

Planting and Growing: Sow seeds directly outdoors 1 week after the last frost. You can start earlier by using black or green plastic mulches and floating row covers to obtain optimum conditions. Plant in blocks rather than rows to ensure good germination. To prevent cross-pollination, plant different varieties at least 500'.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest the ears when husks have dried and kernels are plump, well-colored, and shiny. Husk and dry cobs in a cool, well-ventilated space. After one month, test-pop a few kernels every few days until successful. Remove kernels from cobs and store in dark containers.

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Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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Customer Reviews

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Adrianne Barber
Terrific corn variety

I have grown cherokee long ear popcorn for two years now, and it has performed beautifully. This year alot of the plants have three ears, some have four, and one plant even has six good sized ears. This is in a new plot with very little fertilizer and attention.

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Miles Away Farm
SO diverse

Having read Carol Deppe's book The Resilient Gardener, where she dedicates a whole section to the breeding of corn, I'm extra impressed with the obvious genetic diversity of this variety. I had good germination - all planted at once in mid May - yet ripening varied over the course of a month, as did ear size (though some of that could have been low fertilization on my part). The ears are stunning, and very few are alike. HUGE genetic diversity. It took a long time to mature (harvested the last of it in mid October). It's shucked and drying in my greenhouse now, so we haven't eaten it yet, but look forward to popping it, and saving seed to plant again.

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Erica B.
Very pleased!

This has been my first experience with Peaceful Valley, and I am sold! All my popcorn has sprouted and looks very healthy. I look forward to purchasing more through PV next season!!

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Chris
Didn't germinate

Not sure what happened to this popcorn but it did not germinate at all. I have been gardening for over thirty years and this has never happpen. Still trying to figure out what went wrong.

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KC
More popped flavor

Growing popcorn takes time, since you need to let the outside of the ears dry before picking then let the kernels dry before removing them from the cob. But, the flavor of the popped corn is wonderfully rich. It actually tastes like corn with a hint of buttery flavor. This is definitely something you don't find in the grocery store.

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