The Story of Tom Thumb Popcorn
This ornamental popcorn was bred by Professor Elwyn Meader and the University of New Hampshire. It is also known as "Hulless", "Dwarf Rice" and "Squirrel Tooth" popcorn.
Corn, or maize, is thought to have been domesticated by the Olmec and Mayans and trade helped to spread the crop through much of the Americas by 2500 BCE. Corn and maize spread throughout the world after European explorers and traders brought it home with them.