Adaptive Seeds

Flint Corn, Cascade Ruby-Gold (Organic)

5.00 out of 5
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$3.80$75.30

Zea mays. Flint. 85 days.
This has become the corn of legends. Perfect for our taste buds and Pacific Northwest climate, it is difficult to describe without sounding overzealous. Not only does this variety produce the tastiest polenta and cornmeal we have ever tried, but it was bred just across the valley from us by our friend Carol Deppe in Corvallis, Oregon. An 8-12 row flint corn related to Abenaki and Byron flint. It brings the best traits from both combining the general awesomeness of Abenaki minus the pale yellow ears, and from Byron, the wonderful gold-orange color and excellent husk coverage. Ears are smaller than Abenaki. Throw in some more genius selection by Carol and you get a flint corn that makes bright gold polenta with pretty red flecks that quickly becomes a hot seller at market. Each plant will produce one of many options of single color ears ranging from bright-yellow, maple-gold, red-orange to deepest red. Separate out the colors for cooking and get a range of delicious and distinct flavors from one crop. Find out more in Carol’s book The Resilient Gardner.
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Corn does best when direct sown 1” deep, spaced at 18” centers. Plant when danger of frost has passed, after soaking seed overnight. For optimal pollination plant in blocks of 100. Harvest dry corn when husks are brown. Pick cob, fold husk back, and bring inside to dry completely. Remove kernels by rubbing two cobs together or with a mechanical corn sheller. Test for dryness with a hammer; dry kernels shatter and moist ones squish.

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Isolate from other corn varieties by 1/2 – 1 mile or two weeks for time isolation.

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  1. Shelley

    5 out of 5
    Great flavor corn!

    Shelley

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    We LOVE this corn! It grew well in spite of our neglect!! We have never tasted corn that was so far from bland! Highly recommend it!

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  2. Sonja Hauter

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    Sonja Hauter

    How tall do the stalks grow? I’m interested in how useful they would be as a bean trellis.

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    • Andrew Still

      Shop Manager Andrew Still

      We have seen them grow as tall as 6 feet. Therefore good for a bean trellis, but not super tall. Open Oak Party Mix Dent Corn grows taller and would make a better trellis for tall pole beans.

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