Cascade Ruby-Gold Flint Corn - Organic


Cascade Ruby-Gold Flint Corn - Organic

Zea mays
(85 days) Open-pollinated. Breeder Carol Deppe brings us this very early and productive true flint corn with big seeds on medium-narrow cobs that dry down quickly. Superb for cornbread, johnny cakes and polenta. Ears, 8–12" long with 8–12 rows, are solid-colored but husking each one reveals a surprise: red, red-brown, dark red, orange-gold, maple-gold, gold or yellow! Interior kernel color is gold. Each color produces a different flavor of cornbread; red shades have a richer flavor, while yellows are milder. All colors are great! Carol’s recipes can be found in her book The Resilient Gardener. She bred this corn by crossing Abenaki Calais with Byron Flint, selecting for a variety that could get growers through the good times and the bad. Does well even in downright cold summers. Good husk coverage provides protection against birds and corn earworms. Also beautifully ornamental. OSSI. Breeder Royalties.
OGThis item is certified organic

681 Cascade Ruby-Gold Flint Corn - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 1oz for $5.00   
B: 8oz for $24.00   
C: 1lb for $37.00   
D: 5lb for $131.00   

Additional Information

Flint and Field Corn

Average 100 seeds/oz. All open-pollinated. Days to maturity are for dry stage.


In Sweden, Knäckebröd is a crisp bread (cracker) made from rye. This cornmeal variation with seeds is delicious!

1 cup cornmeal
13 cup raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup flax seeds
¼ cup olive oil

  1. Heat 1¼ cups of water to boiling.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the boiling water along with the olive oil. Mix to form a soft dough.
  3. Cover two regular cookie sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough, and with your hand in a plastic bag or plastic wrap, press out the dough in a very thin sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Score for easier portioning.
  5. Bake in a low oven (300-305°) for one hour. Break apart.

—recipe from customer Betsy Erickson, Tustin, Michigan


  • About 85–275 seeds/oz. 1 oz packet sows 25 ft, 1 lb sows 400 ft.
  • Seeds per packet vary, open-pollinated selections average 100 seeds/oz, normal sugary varieties 140 seeds/oz, and SE cultivars with shrunken seeds 150-160 seeds/oz.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing; for transplants, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Untreated sweet corn seed will not germinate in cold wet soil. Please be patient and wait till soil warms to at least 60° before sowing, or start seedlings indoors and transplant at 3–6" before taproots take off. Minimum soil temperature 55°, optimal temperature range 65–85°. Tender, will not survive frost. Heavy nitrogen requirements.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.