After a long wait, our heirloom popcorn is finally ready for popping. We began harvesting the popcorn at the end of August.
After the popcorn is harvested it needs to be shucked, and allowed to continue to dry for a few more weeks until the water content of the kernel has lower enough to allow it to fully pop.
I love eating popcorn it is one of my favorite foods, there is nothing like freshly made stove-top popcorn simply seasoned with salt. It was this love of an evening snack that lead me to start growing my own.
In the store all you see is yellow kernels for sale, it’s even hard to find popcorn that isn’t package for the microwave. But when you grow your own food, the crop varieties can be infinite, when you have a good seed source. So after much time spent flipping through seed catalogs, I decided on Black Dakota and Pennsylvania Dutch Butter because they looked cool, had an amazing flavor, and were certified organic seed.