At my request, my soon-to-be-87-year-old father was gracious enough to grow some popcorn for me this year. I just don't have enough space to grow corn in my garden, but my dad has a large garden and is still agile enough to exercise his green thumb.
He grew two varieties for me,
a Strawberry popcorn which can be used for ornamental purposes OR for eating,
and the Snowpuff variety.
We had no trouble shelling the white popcorn, but we had a terrible time with the Strawberry. In fact, my dad insisted that I didn't know what I was talking about, and that the Strawberry wasn't meant to be eaten. But, I double checked the Rohrer Seeds catalog when I got home, and indeed it said it can be popped into fluffy white popcorn. When I get hungry enough, I'll work at shelling it. But for now, it's being used for decoration.