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Yellow Guinea Flint Corn Seeds (Zea mays indurata cv.)

$3.95
Item #:
600123
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
600123
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Thomas Jefferson grew a dozen varieties of “Indian Corn” (Zea mays) 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. A prolific, short-season corn with small, 6” cobs, Yellow Guinea Flint Corn 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.

 

Direct sow seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Approximately 40 seeds per packet.

 

Exposure

Planting Method

Planting Depth

Plant Spacing

Days to Maturity

Size at Maturity

Full Sun

Direct Sow

1”

2’ apart; rows 3’

80-100

6’H

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