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Corn - Popcorn Strawberry [Zea mays]

Corn - Popcorn Strawberry [Zea mays]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.


Abholung
You can pick up your order at any time from 12 noon to 8 pm or by appointment with us on site or at the markets we visit.

Simply enter the desired market to pick up in the comment box in the shopping cart.

You can find the markets in the menu on our website or at this link: https://www.benjis.net/pages/market-dates

The popcorn 'strawberry corn' is an annual edible rarity from the USA. Puffed corn was cultivated at least 4,000 years ago and has continued to increase ever since. This exotic variety is ideal for popcorn or for decoration. The plants reach a height of 1.60 m and the cobs are also smaller than other types of corn, so they are reminiscent of huge strawberries. The anthocyanin pigments give the corn its red color and retain it even after heating, creating a special red popcorn. The taste is sweet and has a strong aroma of its own, which also tastes very good on its own. Also ideal for grilling.

General information
Plant family: Poaceae
Life Cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 160 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Strong Eaters
Water Requirements: High
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, loamy, humus

PH: 5.5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 2-3 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-25 °C
Germination time: 10-12 days
Planting, row spacing: 30x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Beans, peas, cucumbers, pumpkin, phacelia, spinach
Unfavorable mixed culture: Beetroot, celery

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Simply sow directly outdoors from February to March.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April to May. We recommend pre-cultivation from March in pots without pecking. The plants are ready for planting when they appear stable or have reached a height of 30 cm.

General
Sow or plant corn seedlings in rows or blocks. In order to later close isolated gaps due to the natural germination power, we recommend simultaneous sowing in individual pots (9x9x9cm). We advise block sowing, as the plants thrive better than in unprotected rows. As a wind pollinator, setting in blocks also improves pollination.
Corn prefers a fully sunny location with sufficient water, nutrient-rich and humus soil. Prepare the soil for corn with deposited animal manure.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
Corn plants can do without water for a few days, although they should not dry out too much. During long periods of heat, additional water is useful. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 5-6 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Zea mays
English Names: Corn
German Names: Mais
Portuguese names: Milho
Spanish names: Maíz
French names: Maïs

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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