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Roy's Calais Flint

*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
One of the most beautiful and best northern adapted dry corns we have (and listen Frenchy, we pronounce it “Callous” in these parts!). A classic 8-row northern flint originating with the Abenaki tribes of northern New England and Quebec, the variety consists of 8-10” single color ears in a color mix of mostly yellow/gold &  red,  with some less common orange.  Passed on to pioneer farmers, such as Roy and Ruth Fair of Callais, VT who put their own stamp of genetic selection on the corn, it eventually found its way to seedsman Tom Stearns who brought it to the commercial marketplace. Anthony and Carol Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm in Gaston, OR, have been stewarding our stock as an important market crop for their farm for over a decade, selecting for long slender ears, regular 8-row kernel organization, and a higher portion of the recessive red ears, as they show superior cool soil emergence and earlier ripening. Roy’s makes a flavorful cornmeal, and is great for hominy, or a toothsome posole. Historically famous, this variety, or a very closely related one, was the one corn that survived the  1816 “Year Without a Summer” in northern Vermont, a year that brought a foot of snow on June 7th and killing frosts every month of the year. So quit complaining about the weather eh?
90 days. AC


Packet: 1oz (~100 seeds)

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Product code: COR-RC

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Roy's Calais Flint - Pkt
$3.50
Roy's Calais Flint - 1/4 lb
$10.00
Roy's Calais Flint - 1/2lb
$16.00
Roy's Calais Flint - 1lb
$29.00
Orders received between now and the new year will be shipped beginning in late January. If you would like your order shipped earlier, please send an email to uprisingseeds@riseup.net at the time of the order.

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*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
One of the most beautiful and best northern adapted dry corns we have (and listen Frenchy, we pronounce it “Callous” in these parts!). A classic 8-row northern flint originating with the Abenaki tribes of northern New England and Quebec, the variety consists of 8-10” single color ears in a color mix of mostly yellow/gold &  red,  with some less common orange.  Passed on to pioneer farmers, such as Roy and Ruth Fair of Callais, VT who put their own stamp of genetic selection on the corn, it eventually found its way to seedsman Tom Stearns who brought it to the commercial marketplace. Anthony and Carol Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm in Gaston, OR, have been stewarding our stock as an important market crop for their farm for over a decade, selecting for long slender ears, regular 8-row kernel organization, and a higher portion of the recessive red ears, as they show superior cool soil emergence and earlier ripening. Roy’s makes a flavorful cornmeal, and is great for hominy, or a toothsome posole. Historically famous, this variety, or a very closely related one, was the one corn that survived the  1816 “Year Without a Summer” in northern Vermont, a year that brought a foot of snow on June 7th and killing frosts every month of the year. So quit complaining about the weather eh?
90 days. AC

Packet: 1oz (~100 seeds)

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