Abenaki Calais Flint Corn - Organic


Abenaki Calais Flint Corn - Organic

Zea mays
(88 days) Open-pollinated. Developed by the northern Vermont Abenaki tribe and selected for generations to produce 7–9" ears that are long, thin and cylindrical, with an even 8 rows all the way to the shank. This form is valuable for drying early in the short Northeast season, before it can spoil from early freezes, surviving even the legendary summer of 1816 (“Eighteen hundred and froze to death.”)

The ears are either solidly golden yellow or a beautiful dark maroon, with some skewing a bit toward orange shades. If you grind each color separately you’ll notice flavor variations—all of it is delicious. Reliable and nutritious. Breeder Dave Christensen holds great appreciation for this eastern “brother” to Painted Mountain, calling it “the toughest of all the Eastern corns.” Indigenous Royalties.

OGThis item is certified organic

682 Abenaki Calais Flint Corn - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 1oz for $5.00   
B: 8oz for $25.00   
C: 1lb for $38.00   
D: 5lb for $135.00   
E: 10lb for $180.00   

Additional Information

Flint and Field Corn

Average 100 seeds/oz. All open-pollinated. Days to maturity are for dry stage.


In Sweden, Knäckebröd is a crisp bread (cracker) made from rye. This cornmeal variation with seeds is delicious!

1 cup cornmeal
13 cup raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup flax seeds
¼ cup olive oil

  1. Heat 1¼ cups of water to boiling.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the boiling water along with the olive oil. Mix to form a soft dough.
  3. Cover two regular cookie sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough, and with your hand in a plastic bag or plastic wrap, press out the dough in a very thin sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Score for easier portioning.
  5. Bake in a low oven (300-305°) for one hour. Break apart.

—recipe from customer Betsy Erickson, Tustin, Michigan


  • About 85–275 seeds/oz. 1 oz packet sows 25 ft, 1 lb sows 400 ft.
  • Seeds per packet vary, open-pollinated selections average 100 seeds/oz, normal sugary varieties 140 seeds/oz, and SE cultivars with shrunken seeds 150-160 seeds/oz.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing; for transplants, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Untreated sweet corn seed will not germinate in cold wet soil. Please be patient and wait till soil warms to at least 60° before sowing, or start seedlings indoors and transplant at 3–6" before taproots take off. Minimum soil temperature 55°, optimal temperature range 65–85°. Tender, will not survive frost. Heavy nitrogen requirements.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.