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Yesterday morning we went out to check our little patch of popcorn and found a lot of the stocks broken over. It looked like the coons were trying to get at it! So while I wanted to leave the corn a little longer before harvesting, I decided that I shouldn’t put it off any longer. We had a bad year for growing corn in our area so I wasn’t expecting to get much. I was happily surprised! While many of the cobs were small they are still usable.
We grew a heirloom variety called Pink Popcorn that we bought from West Coast Seeds. It’s suppose to produce cobs 5 to 6 inches long with kernels ranging from dark pink/red to mauve.
We are hanging them to finish drying in the summer kitchen and will save the best few cobs for next years seed. I sure is very pretty!! I hope it tastes as good as it looks.
Have you ever grown pink popcorn?
Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.