Otto File Flint Corn
Heirloom variety with excellent flavor.
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.
|100 Seeds||$5.39||In Stock | Packed for 2024|
|300 Seeds||$14.49||Out of Stock | Packed for 2024|
|8 Ounces||$29.99||Out of Stock | Packed for 2024|
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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.
|Days to Germination||5 to 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||110 to 120 days|
|Planting Depth||1 inch|
|Spacing in Row||8 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 inches|
|Height at Maturity||78 inches|
|Width at Maturity||8 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|