I grew two varieties of popcorn this year. One variety was Early Pink and the other variety was Strawberry. I pulled a head off of each type to see how they were coming along. When the end of the warm spell ends this week I plan on harvesting all the popcorn. This is a new thing for me to grow so I hope it pops. Maybe I will become a master popcorn grower instead of a troubled sweet corn grower.
The Strawberry variety is absolutely beautiful. The ears only grow to about 2” to 3” and the corn stalks grow about 4′ tall. Just looking at it makes me want to hang it on a wall. Except I don’t have any walls to hang it on and somehow I think it would get lost in the studs.
The Early Pink variety was planted right next to my sweet corn. So you can see some of the sweet corn yellow kernels in the corn. Next year I will be better about spacing my corn varieties. But I won’t worry about it too much as they just won’t pop when I get around to making popcorn this winter. Early Pink ears get around 5” to 6” long and the stalk grows about 5′ tall. You can see the size, color, and kernel difference in this picture.