Red Flint ‘Floriani’ Corn – Lodi, CA
After a couple of years of dilly-dallying with our beloved Red Flint ‘Floriani’ corn (growing one acre in 2009, then five acres last year) we’re finally taking the plunge with a much larger crop for 2011. Eighteen acres were planted in Woodland, CA along with another ten acres in Lodi, CA.
Also in the mix are test rows for improved seed selection in Sunol, and test plots of Floriani, and a second Italian variety called Otto File in Healdsburg.
We expect to yield between 40,000 and 90,000 lbs. of corn in a few months. Planting all took place around June 1st, and reports are good so far. We love hearing from the farmers and we will be posting their pics and observations in the Crop Report feed on the Community Grains website when we receive them.