WISDOM FROM THE FIELDS
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.