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Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn
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  • Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn
  • Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn
  • Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn
  • Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn

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Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn (40 seeds) (WW118) $4.00

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Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn

         
 
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(Zea mais) We acquired Sehsapsing Delaware Black Flint corn over the course of several years from a number of sources who were concerned about its future viability. Walton Galinat, native American corn specialist in Waltham, Massachusetts supplied the original genetic material in 1975, but before that Gladys Tantequidgeon, a Mohegan ethnographer sent us very old seed, thus our strain is derived from a blend of several native American sources and has been grown true free of GMO pollution. Sehsapsing produces 6 to 8 foot plants, with 1 to 2 cobs low on the stalks. Each ear is small, 7 to 8 inches in length with 8 rows per cob. This was a classic ceremonial corn of the Lenape/Delaware peoples recorded as early as the 1640s. When young in the milk stage the corn was eaten raw as sweet corn or roasted to caramelize it for winter dishes. In the mature stage it makes extraordinary cornmeal for grits. Extremely rare. Grown in genetic isolation for the Roughwood Seed Collection at Field’s Edge Farm, Litiz, Pennsylvania.
 
Sehsapsing- Delaware Black Flint Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Smitty
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
November 7, 2017
          3.0
 
Neat but not for the South
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty

What are the cons? Highly susceptible to disease

Review:

Very attractive ears. This is a northeastern variety and not particularly suited to North Carolina (or I'd guess much of the SE). Plants were mostly weak and small. Typical of northern varieties, this was very early to maturity at NC latitudes, caught us by surprise. Plants rarely over 6', often 4-5', cobs very slender, relatively wimpy tassels and poor pollination. All our plants were completely covered in Gray Leaf Spot by the end of the season but because they matured so early I don't think yield was impacted. Highly susceptible to fusarium ear rot, one of the worst varieties we grew in that respect. This variety is not naturally striped; kernels with starburst patterns are indicative of fusarium. Please don't eat anything from cobs with striped kernels. I don't recommend this variety for humid climates in the southeast, but based on the cobs I did harvest, I'd grow the heck out of it if I lived north of the Mason-Dixon or in a dry climate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
seedman
Location:
Irwin, PA, United States
Date:
January 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Blue sehsapsing corn
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? It is resiiant and looks great

What are the cons? none

Review:

It can withstand large amounts of rain or mild droughts. Deer will pass up other corns to eat this first so make sure your fence is in order. Amazing appearance, Some folks find it stunning. A lot of history in these seeds. I am Lenape so I am very glad that it did not go extinct!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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