Variety and Description
E-95 Organic Open-Pollinated Seed Corn
Wapsie Valley Open Pollinated Corn
Open Pollinated Japanese Hulless Pop Corn (100 Days)
Black Jack Pop corn (80 Day)
Delicious flavor Garret Emo has increased this persistent variety of pop corn. Garret received the original genetics from Tim Latsch of Tigerton, WI
|“Open Pollinated” is a horticultural term meaning that the plant will produce seeds naturally. When these seeds are planted they will reliably reproduce the same plant as the parent. On the other hand, hybrid seed is the result of controlled pollination of inbred plants. These seeds can be sterile, and if they do germinate, will not reliably produce the same plant as the parent. They can revert back into the strains they were bread from giving you an uneven stand. This is not always a bad thing if you have the time to inspect the plants and save the seeds you want and select them but it's more work than most people have time for. Genetically Modified Seed, which we would never sell, is more than a hybrid. these seeds have had their DNA tampered with in the lab and spliced with unnatural things as foreign as animal genes and bacteria and are sterile making you dependent on the seed company every year for your seed and producing a low quality product with questionable value and possibly harmful side effects to who or whatever eats them. Not only are GMO seeds sterile many are so called terminator seeds that are bread specifically to kill the embryo so there is no chance of them sprouting creating dependence on your seed supplier interfering with your plans for self reliance on the farm and often bankrupting many farms. Open pollinated seeds are hardier, more adaptable year after year when you save your own seed and have no known adverse side effects and a long history of success in agriculture.
The soil depth of the seed and soil moisture and temperature will affect how long it takes for the new plant to emerge. This usually happens in 6 to 10 days. The early development of leaves is very important because they often dictate the amount of dry matter the plant accumulates and the amount of grain produced. The rate of plant growth between first emergence and tassel appearance most significantly affects the total time required for maturity and establishes the date it will be ready for harvest.
For more specific information about planting and harvesting in your area, contact you local extension agent. Be forewarned though, most of them don't know much about organic fertilizer and refer to standard charts for fertilizer recommendations. You'll have to do a little math to cross over. some of the better ones will give you good advice though.
Organic seeds and grains are grown by organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices that are required by organic producers. No chemical fertilizer, insecticides or herbicides are allowed in producing this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production and processing of this seed.