Heirloom Flint Corn Fiesta

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A traditional Indian corn producing stunning ears of bright kernels (red, blue, purple, yellow, gold, black, and white) which are edible but not as sweet as modern yellow F1 Hybrids. The plants are vigorous reaching 2m but do need to be sown early to fully mature. Can also be used dried as ornamental corn.

  • Seed Count: 55

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Heirloom Flint Corn Fiesta

Heirloom Flint Corn Fiesta. A traditional Indian corn producing stunning ears of bright kernels. (red, blue, purple, yellow, gold, black, and white). Which are edible but not as sweet as modern yellow F1 Hybrids. The plants are vigorous reaching 2m but do need to be sown early to fully mature. Can also be used dried as ornamental corn.

Cultivation Advice Heirloom Flint Corn Fiesta

  • Ensure the growing location has good drainage
  • and enough humus to ensure the ground will not dry too quickly.
  • Sow in early spring under cover in 3in pots 1in deep for the earliest crop at a minimum temp of 60F,
  • warmth will aid germination rates. Harden off before planting out.
  • Alternatively sow directly outside in late spring (May onwards) allowing 12-18in between plants and 18in between rows.
  • Corn must be planted in blocks, not as a single row to ensure good pollination.
  • Cover any roots that appear at the base with mulch or old compost to retain moisture.
  • Do not allow the crop to dry out during hot weather whilst flowering.
  • These do need a long season to enable the cobs to start drying on the plants.