Snack Wisely: Discover Heirloom Cherokee Popcorn

Heirloom Cherokee popcorn variety ‘Cherokee Long Ear’, with its vivid combination of colors, is more than an attractive home decoration. Popcorn is one of the original types of corn grown in the Americas, and ‘Cherokee Long Ear’ popcorn tops the heirloom list because it can be incorporated into a wide range of culinary uses: It can be ground into cornmeal, eaten like sweet corn, or popped and used in soups. We’ve even included a recipe for popcorn pie!

Heirloom Cherokee popcorn is both decorative and delicious. Plant ‘Cherokee Long Ear’ anytime after the last frost, but make sure you allow 90 to 100 days for itto mature before frost hits again.
Heirloom Cherokee popcorn is both decorative and delicious. Plant ‘Cherokee Long Ear’ anytime after the last frost, but make sure you allow 90 to 100 days for itto mature before frost hits again.
Photo by Rob Cardillo