(85 days) Though not an ancient grain, Early Riser is an open pollinated variety developed for both human and animal use. Well-adapted to mature in our northern climate. Genetic diversity abounds with deep orange-yellow ears and hard, flinty kernels to light yellow ears with soft grain dented kernels. High in protein, with a wonderful flavor, making a superb polenta and cornbread. Organic.
Flint corn has colorful kernels with hard outer shells; it is used primarily to make cornmeal, which was a staple of all farm diets in the 1800s. Approximately 100 seeds per oz. Sow at 2oz. per 50 feet of row,1# per 400 feet of row, or 10-15# per acre.