Most of the traditional corns come from the south and the east so they are often too late for our short season here on the prairies. This one is an earlier variety which produces ripe corn quite easily in Saskatchewan.
Dwarf Multicoloured corn has small to medium-sized cobs. It is not a sweet corn, but it is very good for cornmeal as well as for decorative purposes. It is very early so most of the cobs will ripen on the stalk.Corn / Dry Corn
Cascade Ruby-Gold is a Flint Corn and comes from Carol Deppe’s breeding work in Oregon. We grew it for the first time in 2015 at the farm and in our short growing season we surprisingly got a beautiful crop from the 150 or so seeds that we planted. It is indeed very early and is apparently superb for cornbread and more. Plants 5 1/2 feet high with 1 to 3 ears per stalk. Ears 8-12″ with 8-12 rows of big seeds on a medium-narrow cob that dries down easily. Produces solid-colored ears of several colors-red, red-brown, dark red, orange-gold, maple-gold, gold, and yellow. Interior kernel color is always yellow or gold. Each color of ear has a different flavor; red shades a rich flavor and yellow shades a mild-flavor. Recipes can be found in Carol Deppe’s book The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times. She bred this corn to be the ultimate survival crop! See her other seed offerings here.Corn / Dry Corn