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The flavor is built right in. Creamy-white rice and pearl-type kernels are noted for their excellent popping ability and remarkable buttery flavor. No salt or oil is needed! Prefers moist, well-drained soil, full sun and a soil pH of 5.8 to 7.0. Grows best in Zones 4-8. A multi-purpose corn, which makes excellent polenta, masa and corn flour. Deer love it too, so protect your crop with a tall fence or diligent repellent application. Originally perpetuated by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 4-12
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Sow outdoors: When temperatures reach 50º. Seeds germinate 3 times faster at a temperature of 70º.
  • Seed spacing: 8”
  • Row spacing: 30”
  • Seed depth: 1-2”
  • Produce size: 4-6” ears, 26-28 rows per cob
  • Yield: Two ears per stalk/plant
  • Mature plant height: 8’
  • Suitable for container growing? No
  • Year of discovery: Pre-1885

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