Corn, Burro Mountain Popcorn

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80-95 days. This beautiful and ancient white popcorn produces two to three, 4- to 6- inch long ears. A unique appearance and delicious flavor make this a standout 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 once considered extinct until its discovery in the pot.

  • 6-12 hours of Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-10 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-80 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1-2"
  • Plant Spacing: 12"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Zea mays

Growing Tips: Direct sow into the richest soil available 1-2 weeks before last spring frost. Succession planting prolongs harvest; planting in blocks improves pollination.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 75
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