Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Thomas Jefferson grew a dozen varieties of “Indian Corn" at Monticello, starting in 1774. While serving as Minister to France, Jefferson requested seed from home for “homony-corn…which we used to make 20 barrels a year for table use, green, in homony, and in bread.” Flint corn is traditionally used to make hominy, or hulled corn, and milled for cornmeal. Yellow Guinea Flint Corn, a prolific, short-season corn with small, 6” cobs, was brought from Cuba to the American Southeast in the pre-colonial era and from there made its way to Africa where it was further developed to bear up to eight ears per stalk.
Native Distribution: Central America
Direct sow seeds outdoors into a well-draining, fertile soil once the danger of frost has passed. Approximately 40 seeds per packet.
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