Corn Seeds - Dakota Black Popcorn
- Seed Count: 20 Seeds
- Maturity: 95-105 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Height: Medium to Tall Stalk
- Kernel Color: Deep Black to Mahogany
- Type: Popcorn
The Dakota Black Popcorn holds a special place in the annals of American agriculture, a testament to the ingenious farming practices of the Native American communities in the Dakota region. With kernels that boast a rich mahogany to jet black hue, this variety stands out not only for its aesthetics but also for the deep-rooted traditions it embodies.
Beyond its historical significance, Dakota Black Popcorn is a gastronomic delight. Its kernels, when subjected to heat, explode into fluffy, pristine white popcorn that provides a delightful crunch. The stark visual contrast between the black kernels and the white popcorn is a visual treat, but the rich, slightly earthy flavor profile is what truly sets this variety apart. Whether seasoned lightly or combined with flavors, it promises a unique popcorn experience.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Planting the Dakota Black Popcorn requires particular care. Start by sowing the seeds around an inch deep, ensuring a spacing of about 8-12 inches between seeds, and set rows approximately 24-36 inches apart. This corn variety flourishes under the full glare of the sun, soaking in its warmth. Fertile, well-draining soil forms the ideal bed for its growth. To ensure plump kernels, regular watering is crucial, especially during key growth stages such as tasseling. As an heirloom variety, careful isolation from other corn types is essential to preserve the integrity of its unique black kernels.