Corn Popcorn – Item #4694


Grown for popped and novelty corn, R997 Hybrid yields large, theatre style popcorn. R997 is a mid-season butterfly popcorn with long cylinder-shaped ears, easy shelling orange kernels and improved stalk strength. High resistance: Grey Leaf Spot; Intermediate resistance: Common Rust, Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Drought.

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Additional information

Weight 10 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 6″ (15cm)

Row Space: 36″ (91cm)

Sprouts In: 10-14 days

Corn is a warm season tender annual and requires high fertility and deep, well-draining soil. Fertilize ground well in spring with high quality compost or a complete fertilizer. Direct sow (recommended) after soil has warmed to 65 degrees F and all danger of frost has passed, to ensure germination. Plant in blocks of at least 4 rows for adequate pollination. Once corn reaches 4 inches tall, thin out to 8-12 inches apart. Side dress with fertilizer at 12″, or when leaves start yellowing. Corn must be well-watered due to their shallow roots.

Harvest when ear silks have dried down and kernels are full and “milky”. Corn is generally ready 18-24 days after the first silk has formed.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Zea mays

Matures In: 103 days

Attributes: Large theatre style popped corn