WIS­DOM FROM THE FIELDS

POP­CORN...

Farm & Ranch Living - - THE WAY WE LIVE -

is planted in late April or early May and is har­vested in late Septem­ber or early Oc­to­ber— which hap­pens to be Na­tional Pop­corn Pop­pin’ Month.

goes through a nat­u­ral dry­ing process on the stalk so it will pop.

yields are mea­sured in pounds, not bushels, be­cause pop­corn is sold by the pound. It’s also heavy: one bushel of pop­corn ears weighs 70 pounds.

fields look about the same as other types of corn­fields, but pop­corn ears are about half the width of an ear of field or sweet corn.

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