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Otto File Flint Corn

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Otto File Flint Corn

Zea mays

Sustainably Grown Seed

Heirloom variety with excellent flavor.
Ships January 1st, 2017

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These delicious, gold to orange cobs, also known as Eight Row Flint Corn, originated in New England and were cultivated by northeastern Native American tribes for hundreds of years before making it over to Italy and then back again. Otto File's exceptional, creamy taste, high carotenoid and protein content made it a prized polenta corn in Italy for many years. This variety was passed through many hands before making it to our trial gardens. After growing and tasting it, we decided we had to make sure this variety doesn't disappear. Yields long, narrow 8- 12 inch cobs, one per plant. There is some variation in color and plant height. Very limited supply.

Quick Facts

Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Planting Depth 1 inch
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 110 to 120 days
Height at Maturity 78 inches
Width at Maturity 8 inches

How to Grow

Direct sow outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, until mid-summer. Sow corn seeds directly 3-4 inches apart, in rows spaced 36 inches apart in blocks of at least 4 rows to insure proper pollination for kernel formation. Thin plants to indicated spacing if necessary. Corn requires fertile soil and little attention. Water during dry periods.

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