Corn Seeds - Saskatoon White Flint
- 80 Seeds
- 70-80 Days
- Flint Corn Variety
- Short Stature: Up to 5 feet tall
- Ears: 8 to 10 inches long
- Cold Climate Resilient Excellent for Late Planting
History: Saskatoon White Corn, named after the Saskatoon regions, has carved its niche in the annals of agricultural history not by being the quickest to grow, but by being one of the most reliable. This flint corn, distinguished by its dense kernels, emerged as the chosen variety for regions where weather unpredictability was a norm. Over generations, its consistency in the face of climatic adversities made it an invaluable asset for many farmers.
Uses: While the dense nature of its kernels makes Saskatoon White ideal for grinding into cornmeal, grits, or hominy, its juicy core also renders it delicious when consumed in its natural state. Beyond its culinary uses, the resilience of this corn variety has also made it an emblem of hope and endurance in many farming communities, often becoming the subject of regional folklore.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Saskatoon White Corn, though steady and a bit tardy in its growth, does not demand excessive care. It thrives best when planted in well-drained soil and exposed to full sun. Seeds should be sown about 1 inch deep, spaced approximately 8-12 inches apart in rows about 24-30 inches apart. The plant, despite its short stature, produces ears that are 8 to 10 inches long. Given its ability to withstand cooler temperatures, it acts as an insurance crop during cold years, especially when unexpected weather phenomena like late spring rains or early frosts can be a concern. Regular watering and monitoring for pests ensure a bountiful harvest.