Burro Mountain Popcorn
80-95 days. This beautiful and ancient white popcorn produces two to three, 4-6 inch long ears. A unique appearance and delicious flavor make this a stand-out popcorn. It was originally found in a pottery container dated to be 600 to 1,000 years old. This pot was found in the Burro Mountains of Grant County, New Mexico, in the 1960s/1970s by Frank Tatsch, who originally grew it out. The popcorn is believed to be descended from an ancient highland popcorn, called Palomero Tolequero, indigenous to Mexico. This Palomero popcorn is nearly extinct and was used in Aztec rain and war ceremonies. It is one of the ancestors to almost all of our popcorn in the United States. This strain grown in the Burro Mountains centuries ago was considered once extinct until its discovery in the pot. This is its first time being offered anywhere, and the original seed stock came from corn collector Stephen Smith of Kentucky.