White Selection, organic seeds

Eco

Information

Popcorn. Early white/yellow popcorn maize. 5% of the ears turn red and are very decorative. Dry the ears indoors at least one week before the kernels are rotated away from the piston. Good popping quality with medium size pop corn. White Selection ripens well even in less than ideal weather. A portion contains about 30 seeds.


 

Product number:3085
Scientific name:Zea mays everta
Botanic family:The Grass Family - Poaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:88
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: April–May
Sowing depth:3–5 cm
Plant spacing:20–30 cm
Row spacing:Single rows 70–80 cm, double rows 10–20 cm
Germination time:6–10 days
Height:120 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:August–September
Seeds/g:3–5 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow indoors or in a hotbed, about 4 cm deep, 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors and keep a temperature of around 25°C during germination. Lower the temperature after sprouting to prevent lanky seedlings. If the seed was scattered, pot on the plants to separate pots, when they have grown 5-10 cm tall.
Corn is affected by frost, so do not set out the plants outdoors until the risk of frost is over and the soil has warmed up. Corn can be sown directly outdoors in southerly, warm places in Central Sweden. The temperature of the soil must be at least 15°C otherwise untreated seeds will rot. Covering with fibre-cloth before and during sprouting raises the temperature a few degrees.

Spacing

Keep 20-30 cm between the plants and 70-80 cm between the rows or cultivate in double rows of 10-15 cm between every second row.

Harvest

Corn is ready for harvest when the silky threads have wilted, the cobs grown thick and blunt and the seeds are pale yellow. When pressing a nail into a grain of corn a somewhat viscous, milk-white juice emerges. The cobs for pop-corn maize should remain until they are really ripe.

Seed

Normally 3-5 seeds/g one portion yields 20-25 excellent seedlings for setting out. 200 g sows 100 m.  
A portion contains about 30 seeds.