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Firecracker Hybrid Popcorn

Grow colorful popping corn in a container

Firecracker Hybrid Popcorn

Grow colorful popping corn in a container

  • Beautiful red stalks and leaves
  • Dried ears make delicious popcorn or seasonal decor
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Product Description

Snack on a colorful array of popped kernels, or create a stunning autumn display with dried ears--Popcorn Firecracker's red stalks and leaves add a burst of color wherever they grow. This multicolored corn will spark inspiration in a children's garden or add an edible twist to your patio containers, like our 20-gallon Grow Tub®. Each cob features a unique combination of colors, and no two are alike! It's delicious for cooking, preserving, or drying to make popcorn. Watch out for the Corn Borer and Corn Earworms, which require control. Use our Bulls-Eye Bioinsecticide when the silks first appear for best results. 95 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Zea mays 'Firecracker'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 8 feet
  • Spacing: Space 5 inches apart, in rows 24 inches apart. After seedlings come up, thin plants to 10 inches apart.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Spread: 1-2 feet
  • Foliage: Red stalks and leaves.
  • Depth: 1-2 inches
  • Days to Maturity: 95 days
  • Yield: 10 dozen ears/100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Multicolored miniature popcorn, 5 inch ears
  • Soil Preference: Fertile, rich, loamy, well-drained soil.
  • Pruning: When thinning, cut excess sprouts instead of pulling (use same process when weeding)
  • Form: Upright
  • Seed Count: 150 seeds
  • Pollinator: Wind (needs several plants to pollinate).
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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