Japanese Hulless Baby Corn

Japanese Baby Corn

Here we have a very old variety of dwarf popping corn. That’s right, popcorn! Left to mature the plant will grow ears around 5” long and can be hung to dry for popcorn but harvested at 2-3” you get the “baby corn” enjoyed in Chinese restaurants. A double whammy of fun! Mini corn is fun to eat raw or pickled or cooked in stir fry.

Sow seeds in the ground once the soil has warmed in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. For “baby corn” harvest 1-3 days after silks become visible peeking out the tops of the ears.