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Glass Gem Corn (75 seeds) (CN162) $5.00

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Glass Gem Corn

         
 
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Indescribably beautiful flint or popcorn comes in an endless range of colors. Translucent kernels really do shine brilliantly like glass—on the cob they resemble strands of glass beads! The 3-8" ears are consummately decorative, but edible and delicious as well. Makes firm little morsels when popped; can also be parched, ground into meal, and more. Sturdy plants reach to 9' in height, throw numerous sideshoots where the season is long enough. Bred from a number of Native varieties by Carl "White Eagle" Barnes, the famous Cherokee corn collector to whom we owe our gratitude for his life's work of collecting, preserving and sharing so many Native corn varieties.

Our current strain of Glass Gem was grown by Ron Boyd and Debra Clare of Mer-Girl Gardens in Alcalde, New Mexico. Ron sent us the stunning, full ears of glass gem popcorn from which our photographers created the cover for our Whole Seed Catalog. Understanding that their seeds would eventually end up in the hands of Baker Creek customers, the folks at Mer-Girl Gardens took great care in producing the finest quality seed possible. We can show our appreciation to Ron and Debra by visiting them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Mer-Girl-Gardens-295388580481343/timeline/.

 
Glass Gem Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
KM
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
August 8, 2017
          4.0
 
So much color
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? BEAUTIFUL!

What are the cons? Too many plan yellow ears

Review:

This was our first time planting Glass Gem corn. Easy and fun to grow, even with a season of 100 temperatures and not the best soil. Big yields. Beautiful petite ears in striking color combinations of deep berry reds and purples, blue greens and gold, blue violet and pale lavender, bright red and yellow with pink, and classic rainbow. However, we were rather disappointed that about 1/4 of the ears were plain yellow despite coming from a plant that also bore colored ears. They're still beautiful all together though as a fall dried decoration. Will definitely grow Glass Gem again next season!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Nuclearnco
Location:
Omro, WI, United States
Date:
July 23, 2017
          4.0
 
I think it was the birds
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? It started

What are the cons? Where did it go

Review:

I have an empty lot behind me. I decided to try to grow some of this corn, black popcorn and some other corn this year. I planted every single seed that I had. About half of them came up but before they were over 2 inches tall, most of them dissapeared. the rest of them fizzled out. I think it was either the birds or the voles. not sure. I have only 4 plants out of 150 seeds. I will try again next year but preplant and transplant, which, I have never had to do with corn before. Then again, I have never had voles wipe out my beans and peas either. Between the iris borer and the voles, I have had a pretty hard year this year. At least all of my Baker Creek tomatoes are growing strong and vigorous. This company rocks and so do their seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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37 out of 39 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JimBo
Location:
Leicester, NC, United States
Date:
April 6, 2017
          4.0
 
Three Sister Garden
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great for dry corn usage.

What are the cons? cut worms/moles ate seedlings,

Review:

Highly recommend. I used this for the first time last season (2016).This was planted in my second attempt at growing a "Three Sister Garden". It turned out great.My Three sister bed was 4 1/2 feet wide and 20 feet long. The corn was pre-planted in grow pots, then transplanted (pots in the ground) groups of 4 plants in a 14 inch square on each corner every 4 1/2 feet all the way to the end of the bed. Giving me about 40 plants. Squash (winter) also, along with pole beans. The beans did not fair well, but the squash and the corn did. Glass gem produced flow size cobs and made great corn meal used for corn bread, out of this world pancakes and also popcorn. You need to try this corn in your Three sister Garden! For cutworm issues, use toilet paper rolls cut in half around each seedling. Straw mulch prevents weed growth, squash plants also shade out the weeds. Start squash indoors as well and use toilet paper rings, too

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MauMaus Yard
Location:
Longview, WA, United States
Date:
February 13, 2017
          4.0
 
Glass Gem Corn is BEAUTIFUL
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent sprout rate

What are the cons? Did have to stake them. ??

Review:

Grew this last season and it was such fun. Planted it for my granddaughter, but must admit, I got just as much fun out of it as she did. Was really happy with the number of ears we got and the wide variety of the colors. This is just beautiful. Shucking the ears is like opening a jewel box!! We both really enjoyed showing the dried ears off to visitors.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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33 out of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lynn
Location:
Cedar Park, TX, United States
Date:
February 7, 2017
          4.0
 
more like parching corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beatiful and easy

What are the cons? Not much popping

Review:

We got these last year for my niece to grow in a three sisters garden. The corn was the only thing that succeeded there. The plants were mature and drying down before the beans even took off. Lots of lovely little ears, though. We had a hard time choosing the prettiest colors for next years seed. I'm posting the review today because we were popping some this morning. Most of the kernels don't pop. Nearly every one parches instead. For those of you unfamiliar with parched corn, think corn nuts. Keep tossing the popping corn on the stove until every kernel is toasted a dark brown, instead of the original colors and when you are done you have a bowl of home made corn nuts and a small amount of popcorn. Still delicious. We are growing these again this year. Instead of planting with warm season beans, we're going to plant directly into the spring peas. With the speed these mature at, I expect both plants to finish at about the same time.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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