Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Zea mays

Days to Maturity: 95


Striking appearance, great popping qualities, flavor, and the fact that it's easy to grow combine to make Dakota Black my favorite variety grown in Summer 2014. Lush stalks grow to 7' in well amended soil and are a joy to watch at every stage. Reddish black kernels are split between rice and pearl types, plus the occasional yellow ear. As tradition goes, whoever finds a yellow ear gets to kiss the person of their choice, so we kept some yellow in our population...

Growing Tips:

Great plant to follow application of manure, we usually use horse. Fertilizer will boost productivity, but plants will produce without too much subsidy. Direct seed 1" deep when soil temps are above 60F, at a minimum of 18" apart on center. For best pollination plant in blocks. Keep soil moist. In our climate a heavy watering every 8-12 days did the trick. Let stalks dry in field, harvest and braid for last bit of drying. Test pop a dozen kernels each week until most kernels pop, then shell and store in a glass mason jar, or leave as braids for ornament.

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    What is the maturity time for this corn? That is after planting when does or how long till polination? Ralph37188@gmail.com

    Posted by Ralph Johnson on 06/05/2017

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    can I get a price on 10, 20, or 30 lb. bag

    Posted by dave bindl on 03/22/2016

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    • I am down to less than 10 lbs. Sorry!

      Posted by jesse Hersh on 03/22/2016

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    What size is the popped corn, nickel, dime quarter, etcetera.

    Posted by Don Leitner on 11/06/2015

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    • Penny to nickel sized...

      Posted by jesse Hersh on 03/22/2016


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Con Semilla Seed Co.

Goleta, CA, United States (Zone 9b)
Established in 2012
1.00 acres in production

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