Japanese Hulless Popcorn


Japanese Hulless Popcorn

Zea mays
(72 days baby, 110 dry) Open-pollinated. For itty bitty baby corns, the kind you find in Chinese cuisine, harvest the fingerlike ears five days after silks appear. Delicious in hors d’oeuvres, stir-fries and pickles. For popcorn, let ears mature to their squatty 4" size. The 5' plant bears 3–6 ears with white kernels.

663 Japanese Hulless Popcorn
Item Discounted
A: 1oz for $3.75   
B: 8oz for $22.00   
C: 1lb for $40.00   

Additional Information


Seed counts vary widely among varieties. Market grower Jason Kafka says that popcorn is a wonderful novelty for CSA shares. Americans consume more than 16 billion quarts of it per year. Why not try growing some?


  • About 85–275 seeds/oz. 1 oz packet sows 25 ft, 1 lb sows 400 ft.
  • Seeds per packet vary, open-pollinated selections average 100 seeds/oz, normal sugary varieties 140 seeds/oz, and SE cultivars with shrunken seeds 150-160 seeds/oz.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing; for transplants, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Untreated sweet corn seed will not germinate in cold wet soil. Please be patient and wait till soil warms to at least 60° before sowing, or start seedlings indoors and transplant at 3–6" before taproots take off. Minimum soil temperature 55°, optimal temperature range 65–85°. Tender, will not survive frost. Heavy nitrogen requirements.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.