Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.
Grow your own edible explosives! This multi-coloured popping corn is both edible and ornamental. A great way to encourage children to eat veg - watch your cobs leap about with every pop!
Tastes like popcorn. As tasty as it is ornamental, Popcorn Fiesta is the one sure-fire way to get kids to eat their veg.Particularly when they get to see the whole ear somersaulting in the microwave, spitting out little white clouds of deliciousness!
Growing popcorn is just as easy as regular sweetcorn and can essentially be treated in the exact same way. The only key difference between them is that popcorn requires a slightly longer growing season to allow its kernels to fully ripen, unlike sweetcorn which is harvested when its ears are still immature.
Origin: South America - Latin name: Zea mays
Sow: April-May. Harvest: August-November.