Flint Corn, Saskatoon White (Organic)

Zea mays. Flint. 70-80 days.

The earliest dry corn we have ever grown. Reliable and delicious, although not high yielding. We consider it our fail safe insurance corn crop for cold years when late spring rains prevent planting and/or early fall rains set in. Very short plants have one or two small, slender ears of glassy white kernels. Tastes fantastic when made into hoecakes or arepas, a corncake from Colombia and Venezuela. Occasionally produces red and orange colored cobs. May be related to Saskatchewan White and certainly originated in Canada. We received our strain from Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in 2005, he is not sure of its origin.

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Corn does best when direct sown 1” deep, spaced at 18” centers. Plant when danger of frost has passed, after soaking seed overnight. For optimal pollination plant in blocks of 100. Harvest dry corn when husks are brown. Pick cob, fold husk back, and bring inside to dry completely. Remove kernels by rubbing two cobs together or with a mechanical corn sheller. Test for dryness with a hammer; dry kernels shatter and moist ones squish.

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Isolate from other corn varieties by 1/2 – 1 mile or two weeks for time isolation.

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