The kernels are a warm, pumpkin color in this beautiful heirloom strain. Sturdy and full bodied, Guinea Flint corn makes hearty grits. Professor David Shields of the University of South Carolina has found that this corn crossed the Atlantic twice, once in pre-Colonial days from the South to Africa, where certain qualities selected by growers. When it returned to the South in the 19th century, the single-ear-per-stalk crop could produce up to eight cobs per stalk. These are definitely worth the extra cook time!