Cascade Creamcap

Crop: Corn (Zea mays)

Use/Type: Flint

Breeder: Carol Deppe Fertile Valley Seeds

OSSI Pledge Date: January 2015

Release Date: Before 2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


85 days. Bred for organic systems. Sister** to Cascade Ruby-Gold. Characteristics of Cascade Creamcap are the same as for Cascade Ruby-Gold except for ear color and flavor. Cascade Creamcap has glassy white or peach-tinted white ears. This corn is the culinary and flavor equivalent of the classic Rhode Island Whitecap but produces bigger ears and more of them in spite of being a much earlier corn, and is much more widely adapted. The flavor is very mild and neutral, not like yellow corn at all. That neutral flavor is much better in situations where you want to taste just the other ingredients. I prefer CCC for eating with fine cheese or smoked salmon. (Regular yellow corn clashes with or detracts from these.) I also often prefer CCC when I use chunks of cornbread as a pasta substitute. (See recipes in The Resilient Gardener.). Makes great polenta. If you grow Cascade Ruby-Gold as an ornamental corn, a patch of Cascade Creamcap rounds out your color pallet. Bred by Carol Deppe.

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