FLINT CORN

(27 varieties to choose from)

 

Used primarily for ornamental purposes, but can be ground into meal. It produces a “crunchy” type cornmeal, but cooked for mush is excellent .Flint corns do well outside the corn belt and are excellent choices for New England and the north west and mountain states where they handle  the cooler night time temperatures better. Updated for 2020

Alabama Coschatta

Alabama Coschatta- 120 days- 8 foot plants yield the most colorful and beautiful ornamental corn.  Some are semi-dented on 8 to 12 inch ears.  We are very excited about making this colorful corn available!  this originally came to us from the  eastern Texas region.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Amazing Early Alberta

Amazing Early Alberta - 75 days - Mostly yellow with occasional white kernels.  Plants only get 3 to 4 feet tall and produce one to two 4 to 5 inch ears.  This corn is really best suited for northern, typically non-corn areas. Pkt.  ( 50 seeds)  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Amish Flint

Amish Flint - 100 days - Very similar to Longfellow (which we are trying to increase again).  Long, deep orange yellow kerneled ears with 8 to 10 rows per cob.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

Apache

Apache - 115 days - Deep red (almost blackish) kernels, 6 foot stalks. This one makes a superb very dark cornmeal. Occasional lighter red colored ears show up, always select for the dark almost black colored ears.   2 oz. Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed 

Assiniboine

Assiniboine- 90 days- Another Oscar Will variety that is mainly white and blue colored flint with 6 to 7 inch ears on short 5 foot stalks. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Cheyenne Agency Striped

Cheyenne Agency Striped - 95 days - A multicolored variety from the Oscar Will collection.  Good for ornamental purposes as well as for stock feed. This one does very well for us in our drier sandy areas and would be a good one for experimenting in drier areas  where no irrigation is possible.  2 oz. Pkt  $2.50  1 pound  $ 15.00 Certified Organic Seed

Corwin Davis Colored

Corwin Davis Colored - 105 days - A rather unique flint corn that has predominantly yellow kernels with some pinkish tints and a few scattered other colors.  Husks are tight and some are deep red/purple in color.  Kernels appear to have a shiny coat, sort of glistening appearance.   2 oz. Pkt.  $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50  Certified Organic Seed

Dakota White

Dakota White - 85 days - An old Oscar Will variety that  is fast growing, handles drought well and is high producing for its size and nutrient requirements.  Corns of this type were traditionally used for a late summer pasture.  When pasture lands had dried up, you would turn the livestock in to “hog off” the crop.  The 5 foot plants routinely produce two 6 inch ears with 8 rows of ivory white kernels per cob. 2 oz. Pkt.  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Dufort

Dufort - 98 days - An ornamental flint/pop type corn that has ears that are usually either solid red, solid yellow or solid brown. It is productive and kernels are of a good size to use for pigeon feed.  Plants get 8 to 10 feet tall with 6 to 8 inch ears.  2 oz Pkt.  $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50  Certified Organic Seed

Garland

Garland- 85 days- a very good 8 rowed flint  corn that produces either all yellow or all red ears that are 6-8 inches long.  Nice 5-6 foot stalks  that are sturdy and stand well in the wind.  Originally from the  northern New England  area. 2 oz Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Great Plains Rainbow

Great Plains Rainbow- 88 days - 5 foot stalks, 8 to 12 rows of multi-colored (mainly yellow) kernels on 5 to 7 inch ears.  An old Oscar Will variety.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Indian Ornamental

Indian Ornamental- 105 days - 8 foot stalks, 8 to 14 rows of multi-colored kernels on 9 to 10 inch ears. Don Cook in Oregon sent this one to me back in 1980. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 1 lb. $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

Kematener

Kematener- 101 days -  5 foot stalks, 8 rows of white and yellow kernels on 7 inch ears.   (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020)

Japanese Striped

Japanese Striped- 100 days- A beautiful plant that has variegated leaves of pink, white, yellow, or purple shades.  Best used as an ornamental border plant.  The variegated leaves show up better in cooler growing conditions and fade quickly in the heat. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50   Certified Organic Seed

Lenore

Lenore - 100 days - I developed this variety back in the early 1980’s as a part of my senior project in college.  My goal then and now is to have 100% ears that have red ears with red-brown kernels.  I could go into the long genetic reason for why you will get some ears that are not red with red-brown kernels, but simply expect 75%+ of the red/red-brown kernels.  The remainder will be a colorful ornamental corn.  Plants grow 6 to 7 feet tall.       2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed - OSSI pledged variety

Mohawk Red

Mohawk Red- 110 days - Deep red kernels.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Mulberry Mountain

Mulberry Mountain - 120 days - Another of my selections.  Plants have short, well protected ears (tight husks).  Plants are 8 to 10 feet tall.  Many reddish purple stalks  Ears resemble the colors of a ripening mulberry, shades of white, pink, and purple. We had this variety tested for protein and it came back at almost 14%. 2 oz. Pkt. 2.75  1 lb.  $15.00 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety

Navajo Robins Egg

Navajo Robins Egg- 110 days - 7 foot plants, colorful  with mainly white and blue kernels, mostly 8 inch ears.     2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Osage Red

Osage Red- 118 days- 8 foot stalks with 7 to 9 inch ears of beautiful shades of pink and purple.  I find this to be one of the most beautiful corns out of the 300 varieties in my collection.  The colors are intense and ears appear shiny yet soft.  2 oz. Pkt.  $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Piamonte

Piamonte- 133 days - 7 foot stalks, 10 to 14 rows of deep orange kernels on 7 inch ears.  Argentinean variety with tight husks for good ear worm tolerance. We have numerous requests for this variety to use for pigeon feed. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

Rhode Island White Cap

Rhode Island White Cap - 95 days - Ivory white kernels that are very hard but good for grinding into meal.  This historical corn dates back several hundred years.UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Seneca Blue Bear Dance

Seneca Blue Bear Dance - 88 days - A multicolored but predominantly white and blue ornamental corn.  5 to 6 foot plants produce 6 to 7 inch ears of 8 to 12 rows per cob.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed 

Shawnee Fire

Shawnee Fire- 100 days - 7 to 8 foot stalks, mostly red kernels, but other colors do show up. We obtained this one from Hawk Pope of the Shawnee Nation back in the 1980's 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Shawnee Pearl

Shawnee Pearl- 118 days - 6 foot stalks, 7 inch, shiny, multi-colored ears.  Another variety sent to us by Hawk Pope of the Shawnee Nation. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00   Certified Organic Seed

Smutnose

Smutnose- 8 foot stalks long narrow ears that tend to extend beyond the husks.  Orange-yellow kernels. Kent Newhouser of Wisconsin sent us this earlier and color variable version of Longfellow. 2 oz Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed.

South Dakota Rainbow

South Dakota Rainbow- 95 days- 6 to 7 foot stalks, mainly blue and white kernels.  Good drought tolerance.  Old Oscar Will variety.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

Zdrowie

Zdrowie- 105 days- Another from Dr. Kutka.  Dr. Kutka informed that the name means health in Polish. This is a deep orange large kerneled flint with sturdy stalks.  Plants average  7-8 feet tall and  have 10 inch ears.  2 oz. Pkt.  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

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Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

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Calamus, IA 52729

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