Floriani Flint corn migrated from America to Spain and Italy between the 15th and 16thcenturies where it landed in the Valsugana Valley. It evolved against the backdrop of the Alps, and through the peoples’ hands, into the stunning gem it is today.
It came back to America by the hand of William Rubel, and it is an open pollinated landrace variety. Flint corn fits neatly between popcorn and dent corn in the maize family tree. Generally the ears are dark red with the slightest golden tip on the kernel, but because this variety is a landrace, it shows a lot of variability in the field and our seeds throw beautiful, pale butter yellow ears from time to time. We have been working with this corn for many years, hand selecting ears for seed.
We are proud to be a part of the resurgence of this remarkable maize … a world traveler if ever there was one.