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Making Popcorn from fresh corn

Postby Courtneylawler » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:24 pm

Just wondering if anyone has made popcorn from fresh corn. I bought a packet of baby corn seeds from diggers and it said on the packet that if you let them continue growing they could be used for making popcorn. I have no idea how to do it so some help would be greatly appreciated if anyone has any info.
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Postby bubba louie » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:38 pm

I imagine you'd just have to let the kernals dry out.
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Postby Cosmic » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:07 pm

I thought popping corn was a different type to sweetcorn but I could be wrong.

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Postby bubba louie » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:04 pm

Cosmic wrote:I thought popping corn was a different type to sweetcorn but I could be wrong.

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It generally is, but if the label says so it must be true. :wink:
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Postby bubba louie » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:07 pm

I've just re read the OP and they're talking about Baby Sweet Corn. That's usually a different type to the sweet corn we eat as kernels, so it may be a popping corn as well.
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Postby Krystal1 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:49 pm

Ooooooh...I can sooo answer this one,
Years ago, I bought popping corn packed in a clear plastic bag from the supermarket.

As an experiment, I decided to plant a few of the seeds. They grew beautifully & we got lots of corn cobs. You need to let the plant die off completely before you pick the cobs. Shave the corn off the husk & hey presto...you have lots of popping corn :D
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Postby hydro65 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:27 pm

wow Im going have to try that.. My Hubby has been bugging me to plant some popcorn and I was telling him that there is nooooooooo way it would work... so after reading this I will have to give it a go...

Shhhhhhhhh dont tell him !! lol

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Postby bubba louie » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:24 pm

hydro65 wrote:wow Im going have to try that.. My Hubby has been bugging me to plant some popcorn and I was telling him that there is nooooooooo way it would work... so after reading this I will have to give it a go...

Shhhhhhhhh dont tell him !! lol

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All popcorn is, is dry corn kernals. I'd even go as far as saying any corn would pop but maybe not as well as the specific types.
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Postby Krystal1 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:03 am

"All popcorn is, is dry corn kernals. I'd even go as far as saying any corn would pop but maybe not as well as the specific types."

I tend to agree with you bubba louie. The trick in making popcorn (after growing) is to make sure the plant is dead enough before picking the corn cobs. We had a few 'smoking & no popping' episodes in the kitchen with the corn being picked too early. Patience is the key with this one :lol:
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Postby MustHaveAShortMemory » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:13 pm

but popcorn with out salt and butter tastes dry and plain :(
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Postby hydro65 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:14 am

Ok, well I planted some popcorn seeds will just sit back and see what happends...

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Re: Making Popcorn from fresh corn

Postby hydro65 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:53 pm

Howdy,

the corn plants have now started to show them self. I never thought that they would since it just popcorn but I guess they are still just seeds... :roll: Lets see what happens

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Postby bubba louie » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:16 pm

MustHaveAShortMemory wrote:but popcorn with out salt and butter tastes dry and plain :(



Well add your own. :roll:
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Re: Making Popcorn from fresh corn

Postby Krystal1 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:49 pm

Well done hydro65. I wouldn't have known this was possible except for our little 'experiment' with the kids a few years ago. How many seeds did you plant? Just remember, the plant has to be really dead before you pick your popcorn.
Keep us updated :D
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Re: Making Popcorn from fresh corn

Postby hydro65 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:36 am

Hi Krystal1

I planted about 20 of them looks like most of them have started

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Will updated with photos as time goes on

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