Growing popcorn | Living the Country Life

Growing popcorn

Stop buying the store-bought snack and start growing it yourself. It'll taste better!

Radio interview source: Richard Jauron, Extension horticulturist, Iowa State University















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If you can grow sweet corn on your property, you can grow popcorn. There are many varieties from which to choose, and at harvest time, you'll enjoy the freshest, best-tasting popcorn you've ever eaten. In today's show, you'll learn more about growing popcorn, and the unique way in which the crop is harvested.

Learn more about popcorn:

Growing sweet corn, baby corn and popcorn: This publication from Penn State University Extension guides gardeners through the entire process of growing these different types of corn, from seed selection to harvest.

Popcorn: Get tips for storing popcorn, and learn the science behind what makes it pop.

7 movie-night popcorn recipes: Once you harvest your popcorn, try one of these delicious treats, like butter pecan popcorn or festive candied popcorn.

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