Bear Paw Popcorn


Bear Paw Popcorn | Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada
Zea mays | Annual | Heirloom

Developed by Glenn Thompson of VT, who grew and distributed this popcorn in New England from the 1930s until the mid-1960s. Served in movie theaters and featured at the World’s Fair. Plants 4-5′ tall. Pearly off-white kernels. The 4-5″ ears are often flattened and split at the silk end, giving them the appearance of a bear’s paw.

Planting tip: Direct sow as soon as the soil has warmed up to 19°C.

Harvesting tip: Harvest when ear silks have dried out and kernels are full and filled up and appropriate colour has appeared.

Storage tip: Cool up to 0°C with an hour of harvest and store in high humidity. Consume within days otherwise sugar content decreases in time.



Seed depth : 1-2″

Plant spacing : 8-10”

Row spacing : 24-36″

Sun tolerance level : Full Sun

Days to germination : 5-8 Days

Days to maturity : 81-90 Days

Germination temperature : 15-32°C, optimally 29-32°C


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