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Ruby Red

This red hybrid is a true breeding, glossy burgundy red hybrid with no white kernels. Has stalk strength, yield and expansion equal to the best white hybrids. One of the best eating popcorns.

Attributes
Item Number
V06027
Color
Red
Maturity (days)
100
Lodging (percent)
5
Expansion (cups)
38
Eating Quality
Mushroom (percent)
0
Hybrid  
Yes
Commercial Variety  
Yes
Treatment
Standard Treatment
Canada
Yes

Growing Tips

Eating Quality

No popcorn varieties are hulless. Eating quality is a measurement of flavor, kernel tenderness and hulls that are thin and break and disperse during popping. Thicker hulled hybrids retain the hull in the popped product and tend to remain in your teeth after eating. Factors influencing popcorn quality include kernel moisture and expansion ratio, processing procedures, home storage and handling. Good popcorn should provide at least 98% popped kernels with well under 2% unpopped kernels. Proper care at the processing level helps to assure this.

Eating Quality Rating

Good to Poor.

Expansion

Refers to the increase in volume of unpopped corn after it is popped. To illustrate, if a given volume of unpopped corn expanded to a 40 rating when popped, the volume increase was 40 times. All data is collected on the standard test popper.

Lodging

The percentage of stalks broken below the ear at harvest time.

Mushroom Shape

The popped shape that is the most desirable for manufacturing caramel corn etc. due to tougher more durable shape after popping. Always less desirable as eating corn.

Yield

Pounds of shelled corn adjusted to 13.5% moisture.

Storage

To maintain the best quality popcorn, store at 13 - 14.5% moisture content.