Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Corn Tom Thumb Popcorn Seed Description
Heirloom. Tom Thumb is an extra early, open-pollinated popcorn which succeeds even in cold climates. The dwarf 3" tall plants with ears 3"-4" long are a fun crop for children to grow.
Did You Know? Tom Thumb's small ears make charming table ornaments when dried and its small height will not shade other plants in your garden!
Soil Temp. 70-85°
Planting Depth 1"
Germination 4-12 days
Maturity 80-90 days
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds directly outdoors 1 week after the last frost. You can start earlier by using black or green plastic mulches and floating row covers to obtain optimum conditions. Plant in blocks rather than rows to ensure good germination. To prevent cross-pollination, plant different varieties at least 500'.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest the ears when husks have dried and kernels are plump, well-colored, and shiny. Husk and dry cobs in a cool, well-ventilated space. After one month, test pop a few kernels every few days until successful. Remove kernels from cobs and store in dark containers.