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Prairie Road Organic Seed

Popcorn: Dakota Black Pop

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC SEED, 1 packet (50 seeds)

Zea mays (95-105 days) A Prairie Road Original-- this popcorn was bred on our farm!  It originates with us and is simply the BEST version of 'Dakota Black' you can find!

An open-pollinated popping corn with black kernels that pops ‘scrumptious’ white popcorn. Its brilliant white color will surprise you! But the flavor will grab you and hook you, making it your winter snack-of-choice!

It grows 4-6 feet tall, averaging one 5-8 inch ear per stalk, and 15 rows of popcorn per ear. Dakota Black Pop has been selected for ear size, stand-ability, a smooth round kernel and deep, rich black color.

You will enjoy growing your own popcorn and remembering the journey as you pop this nutritious and satisfying snack on a cold winters day! Who needs junk food?!

[Many versions of Dakota Black Pop popcorn are labeled, 'Dakota Black'.  Some even go so far as to claim that 'Dakota Black' Pop is an heirloom variety.  It is not an heirloom, although it is open pollinated (as in, it is not a hybrid). Most agree that the definition of an heirloom means it pre-dates the 1950s or thereabouts! David started the breeding work on Dakota Black Pop in the early 1980s.]

By purchasing this seed you are a part of the FREE THE SEED movement... This variety was bred on our farm and is registered as OPEN SOURCE through the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). To learn more, click here.

(Canadian customers-- Please click here for information on Canadian Restrictions affecting orders from British Columbia.)

Growing Notes  
Soil Temperature for Germination: 60-Degree F; Planting Depth: 1-inch; Avg. Spacing: 2.5 seeds/foot in rows 36 inches apart; Days to Germ.: 4-8; Days to Maturity: 95-105; Full Sun. For maximum popping let the ears dry fully in the field. NOTE: If you have too many old-maids, your popcorn may be too dry for optimal popping.  The kernels need moisture to properly heat, expand, and ultimately POP. If your popcorn is too dry, soak for 2-3 minutes before popping, pat dry and pop as usual.  Or you can store your popcorn in the freezer in an air-tight container.  When ready to pop, remove from the container the amount you wish to pop.  Let it sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes to condense moisture from the air and absorb it to aid in popping.