Corn Seeds - Mercer Flint
- Seed Count: 50 Seeds
- Type: Flint Corn
- Kernel Color: Yellow
- Maturity: 90-100 Days
- Plant Height: 8-12 Feet
The Mercer Flint Corn holds a special place among heirloom varieties. Flint corn, characterized by its resilient, flinty kernels, has ancient agricultural origins. The Mercer Flint specifically exhibits vibrant yellow kernels, a unique visual trait accompanying its myriad applications.
The primary allure of Mercer Flint Corn lies in its culinary versatility. Its large, flinty kernels are superb for grinding into traditional products such as cornmeal and grits. The distinct flavor profile it lends to dishes sets it distinctly apart from many other corn varieties. In addition to culinary uses, its bright yellow kernels make it a popular choice for decorative uses during various seasonal festivities.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Mercer Flint Corn is relatively straightforward to cultivate. It thrives in sun-drenched environments, reaching maturity within 90-100 days of planting. Mature plants can tower between 8-12 feet, each producing several ears filled with kernels. As an open-pollinated variety, seeds harvested from the plant will produce offspring true to the original. The non-GMO nature of this variety further accentuates its appeal for those keen on organic gardening.