This plant has no fragrance
Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn' Overview
A beautiful and interesting corn variety. Strawberry popcorn has attractive ruby red kernels, for decoration or popping for popcorn. When heated, the kernels will pop to make small to medium-sized popcorns.
Common problems with Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn'
Stemborer, earworms and grasshoppers as well as the pests tagged. Pick bugs off plants or cobs as soon as they appear.
Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn' Companion Plants
How to harvest Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn'
Leave the cobs on the plant until they are fully mature (about 4 months), otherwise, the popcorn may not pop. The silks should be brown and dry. Dry them indoors for a further 14 days. Store the whole corn till needed by plating the dried outer leaves of the cobs and hang it up in a dry shed.
How to propagate Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn'
Sowing time is best in Spring or early Summer. Space the seeds 25 - 35 cm apart in rows. Sowing depth best 40 - 50 mm deep. Germination time is 5 - 7 days.
Special features of Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn'
Needs a large container (half a wine barrel is a good choice).
Effective fast grower that can serve as seasonal windbreak.
Other uses of Sweetcorn 'Strawberry Popcorn'
This popcorn has red kernels but when popped is a vivid white with some red centres that remain.