A fun variety with tiny yellow jewel-like kernels, carried on compact, ears only 2in long. To pop, simply place the entire cob in the microwave and watch it explode with fluffy white popped corn, or use as a colourful part of your autumn decorations. Start seed directly outdoors after all danger of frost when the soil has thoroughly warmed. Sow seed 2.5cm (1in) deep, 10-15cm (4-6in) apart, in rows 75cm (30in) apart. Germination takes from 5-10 days at 20-24C (70-75F). Plant seedlings to stand 9-12in apart. Plant in blocks of at least 4 rows for proper pollination, and do not plant near sweet corn varieties to prevent cross pollination. Harvest when the entire plant has become brown and dry, or harvest the 12-18cm (5-7in) ears earlier when the husk starts to torn brown, and allow to complete the drying process in a dry, well-ventilated area. Remove the corn from the cob by twisting your hands in opposite directions along the cob over a bowl. For added fun, pop the corn directly on the small cobs, inside a paper bag in the microwave for about 4-5 minutes on a high setting. Also great in autumn arrangements and decorations.