Popcorn is a special type of corn that contains moisture inside the kernel that turns into steam when heated. This builds pressure inside, the kernel explodes, and we have a treat ready to eat. Popcorn is relatively easy to grow. Harvest when the kernels on the ears are dry and glossy, and the stalks and leaves are completely dry. Take off the ears and let them dry in an airy place. Dried popcorn ears can be placed in a microwave for popping.
Approximately 3,000 seeds per lb. 1/4 lb. is needed for a 100 foot row, 5 to 7 lb. per acre.