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Floriani Red Flint Corn

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $4.20
Floriani Red Flint Corn seeds
Floriani Red Flint Corn stalk
Floriani Red Flint Corn ears
Floriani Red Flint Corn roots
Floriani Red Flint Corn--a sampling of the ears from the field
Floriani Red Flint Corn

(Zea mays) 97 days

Floriani Red Flint corn is a rare, open-pollinated Italian landrace variety typically grown and ground into meal that is fabulous as polenta.  'Floriani Red Flint Corn' was named by William Rubel after his Italian friends who grow it and generously shared their seeds. Adapted over the centuries by Alpine farmers in Italy it became the staple polenta corn in the Valsugana Valley near Trento. Valsugana Valley is also known as the Sugana Valley and is one of the most important valleys in the province of Trentino.

This article has a nice review of the amazing history of this variety of corn.  Here we show making cornmeal and the results of our favorite polenta recipe.

I spaced 1 ft between plants.  I will use at least 30 inches between rows.  These are robust stalks! 

1 ounce (28 gram packets) plants one 100 foot row.  Remember, for best pollination, don't plant in a single 100 foot row, it is better to plant 5 rows that are 20 foot long.

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