Floriani Red Flint Corn - Organic


Floriani Red Flint Corn - Organic

Zea mays var. rostrato
(100 days) Open-pollinated. Steady appreciation from corn aficionados has now replaced the unprecedented demand this variety first enjoyed when we lauded it as an exceptionally beautiful variety with fabulous flavor. The red pointed kernels (white when immature) are easy to shell and grind into a fine pinkish meal that bakes with an appealing spongy texture. Floriani’s richly sweet delicious corny taste beat the competition silly in our pancake and cornbread muffin bake-off. Moreover with a 12% protein content, compared to about 9% for most other varieties, it’s a beneficial staple as well. Heirloom from the Valsugana Valley of Italy and brought to wider attention by William Rubel, it was once the staple polenta corn in the valley and was named for Rubel’s friends who’ve grown it there for many years.
OGThis item is certified organic

688 Floriani Red Flint Corn - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 75 seeds for $4.00   
B: 300 seeds for $12.00   
C: 900 seeds for $20.00   
D: 4500 seeds for $50.00   

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.