Dakota Black - About 100 seeds. very dark red to black colored popcorn. Small kernels, some very spiky and pointed looking; fun and unusual in displays. Pops well to nice nutty tasting white puffs. As each stalk usually makes one 4-7” cob, it is not incredibly productive, but it is attractive and great as a specialty item. Hardy plants. Approximately 100 days to maturity.
Seeds sold on consignment for Stillwater Valley Farms, seeds will come in Stillwater Valley packets.
Corn, Dakota Black Popcorn
- Black kernels
- Ears grow up to 4 1/2 inches
- Produces up to 1 ear per stalk
- 90 days
- 100 seeds/packet
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost.
For best results, plant in 3 to 6 row blocks instead of a single row
Thin 8" apart.
Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds
Maturing crops Prefers consistent watering in well-drained soil.
Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening.
If harvesting it for sweet, or milk stage, wait until corn silk is dark brown all the way to the husk.
If harvesting for seed or full maturity, allow corn to dry on stalk, seed corn is most optimal when ears and husk are completely dry and starting to point downwards.