flint corn


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flint corn

n.
A variety of corn (Zea mays var. indurata) having small hard grains.

flint′ corn`


n.
a variety of corn, Zea mays indurata, with very hard-skinned kernels.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
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Noun1.flint corn - corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endospermflint corn - corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm
field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
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Specifically, the project aims to: 1) improve the eating quality of the present high protein quality corn by monitoring the level of different starch components using near infra red spectroscopy, 2) enhance the effectiveness of selection for higher lysine and tryptophan content in the high protein quality corn breeding population using molecular markers and near infra red spectroscopy, 3) monitor the level of different endosperm components related to nutritional feature of flint corn as food grain, and 4) develop inbred lines with improved nutritional quality using molecular markers technology.
Her 6-year-old daughter, Holly, had her eyes on Jeff Broadie of Lonesome Whistle Farm as he popped kettlefuls of Dakota Black Popcorn from his 44 acres, where he grows seven grains, corn for popping and flint corn for polenta and beans.
I use the heirloom flint corn for meal to make bread, feed the chickens, and strip off the still green leaves after the ears are fully formed, to dry for forage.
The seed industry sells only normal cytoplasm seed, blends containing a high percentage of normal seed, and imports flint corn to relieve the pressure created by a shortage of normal cytoplasm seed
Barker's Creek Mill uses Keener's Corn, an open-pollinated white flint corn grown by the Keener family in Betty's Valley since the 1820s.