What are the pros? beautiful and tastes good
What are the cons? shelling can be difficult
I've never grown popcorn -- or much corn of any kind. I was pleased with the yield and quality of this variety.
I planted the Cherokee corn Indian-style in hills, not rows, and mixed in pole beans and squash. Nearly every seed germinated. The corn plants grew about six feet high and each produced two -- sometimes three -- 6 inch long and slender ears.
Shelling some ears by hand was difficult as a few ears had sharply-pointed kernels that even drew blood. But, it was worth it when I tried -- with low expectations -- to pop it. Amazingly it popped and maybe it's my imagination but it seemed to taste a lot better than microwave popcorn.
The little ears ranged in color from all yellow to all black with every variation in between and shades of blue, brown, and burgundy. I lost a lot of my crop to relatives and friends who took handfuls of the unshelled ears for decoration. Nothing could be prettier than this corn. .
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