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Popcorn: Dakota Black Pop

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC seed  1 packet (50 seeds)

Zea mays (95-105 days) An open-pollinated popping corn with black kernels that pop ‘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?!

By purchasing this seed you are a part of the FREE THE SEED movement... This variety was bred on our farm, is designated OPEN SOURCE, and is registered as an OSSI-pledged variety and seed.  

You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.

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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.