There are quite a few corns called King Philip, perhaps one of the best known being the dent-flint cross created during the 1840s by John Brown on Long Island in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. The corn that we are offering is the purest strain of King Philip and is older than Brown’s cross. Its phenotype suggests that it is derivative of a corn from the Iroquois Confederacy in spite of its name referring to a Wampanoag chief.Thus far there is no documentary proof that this corn is of Wampanoag origin although it is certainly an old northern flint. Our cobs are 8 ½ to 9 inches long with 8 rows of coppery-red kernels without wrinkled caps (a telltale sign of hybridizing).When ground, these kernels produce yellow cornmeal. The plants are 6 to 8 feet in height and the growing season is 100-110 days.King Philip, in its many different hybridized forms, was one of the most popular flint corns grown in New England. For anyone wanting to grow a true flint corn from the 18th century (or older), our unimproved landrace is about as close to the original as genetically possible. 80 seed minimum per packet. LIMIT TWO PACKETS PER CUSTOMER (ordering more will result in the extras being refunded/cancelled).
King Philip Flint Corn