Popcorn Mini Pink Popcorn is a beautiful small type of popcorn mais. He is also called "Country Pink", "Pink Bo Peep" and "Little Miss Muffet". It is a small version of popcorn. The small cobbs grow to about 8 - 13 cm long and develop pale pink, light purple to light mauve kernels that remain very small. 2 - 3 cobs grow per plant. This variety is fast growing and ripens fairly early. It can therefore be harvested a little earlier than Plomyk. The plants grow to about 180 - 215 cm high. It is a beautiful variety that is also very decorative in, for example, flower arrangements. Pop the cobs for a delicious, nutty and tasty popcorn. The appearance is very striking and very beautiful.
Popcorn needs well-fertilized soil in a very sunny spot. Plant the plants in blocks for pollination. Sow as soon as the soil has warmed up. Harvest the cob when the outside is completely dry and brownish yellow. The granules in the flasks should be hard to the touch. Let the cobbs dry further in a warm, humid place with good ventilation. Use Mini Pink Popcorn to make delicious homemade popcorn. This can be done in a pan with a little oil. Put a lid on the pan and do not remove the lid until the grains have exploded. Sprinkle some salt on the popcorn to finish it off. It takes about 105 days from transplanting to harvesting. Not hardy annual. Height: 180 - 215 cm.
Sweet Corn seeds
Zea mays var. microsperma
Days till harvest
Indoor sowing: middle of March
Outdoor sowing: May - June
Germination: 10 - 14 days
Germination temp. : 10 - 20°C
Sowing depth: 2½ cm
Transplanting outdoors: May
Plant distance: 45 - 50 cm
Plant position: very sunny and sheltered
Days till harvest: 80 - 90
Sow indoors, for an early harvest, from the middle of March. Sow 1 little seed per pot approx. 2½ cm deep. Provide a temperature of 10°C. Less makes no sense. A higher temperature provides a quicker and better germination. Keep the temperature as even as possible and don't let the temperature drop during the night. Harden the seedlings of, by putting them outside in the sun during the day for approx. 10 - 14 days from the beginning of May. Or by putting them in a cold frame. Transplant the plants on a very sunny plot with some shelter from the middle of May. Put the plants in blocks to assure a good germination. Pop corn is a wind pollinator.
Sow outdoors from the middle of May, when there's no danger of nightfrosts. Sow the pop corn in rows and blocks to assure a good pollination. Keep the plants 45 - 50 cm apart and sow in rows approx. 45 - 50 cm apart.
Let the cobs get completely yellow and dried out on the outside before you harvest them. The grains have to be competely hard. Hang the cobs in a warm, moist and ventilated room for a couple of weeks to dry out. Leave them hanging untill the cobs have a humidity of approx. 14 % in the grains. The grains need enough humidity to let them pop. Test a few grains to see if they pop. Moisten the grains eventually with a little bit of water and give them a good shake. Don't plant sweet corn in the same area as pop corn. Because the cross-pollination can have a negative effect on the quality of the sweet corn.