Add 'Dakota Black' to your garden for delicious popcorn or as a stunning ornamental. This open-pollinated (non-hybrid) variety produces one 5"–8" ear per plant with striking, purple-black kernels, on 4'–6' tall stalks. Let the ears dry on the stalks in late summer then harvest for decorating or for making popcorn. When popped, the kernels pop white but retain the dark color in the hulls, giving them a unique appearance.
Botanical Name: Zea mays
Days to Maturity: 95–105 days
Plant Dimensions: 4'–6' tall
Variety Information: 5"–8" ears with 15 rows of purple-black kernels. 'Dakota Black' pops into a butterfly/snowflake shape with black centers.