(Zea mays) Heirloom flint corn originally from the western Abenaki (Sokoki) people of Vermont. Subsequently grown by local farmers Roy and Ruth Fair of North Calais, VT. Plants grow 7' tall and bear 8-12" long ears that are golden-yellow or maroon-red. The only type of corn to survive during the infamous Year Without a Summer (1816). Primarily used for cornmeal, posole, or hominy. 90-95 days.
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors 1” deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8” apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water.