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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: 18
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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21 out of 23 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

19 out of 20 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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23 out of 25 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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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katrina
Location:
Worcester, PA, United States
Date:
January 13, 2017
          5.0
 
A true gem
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? early maturity, beautiful

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is one of my favorite things to grow, ever. Started my seeds in my greenhouse early April. Transplanted to my outdoor garden the end of May where they in raised beds. Mixed Fox Farm with our local soil. Very early maturity, was picking fully matured corn husks in August! I used this for decoration and still have them on display. Absolutely stunning. Anyone that has the space to grow this corn should grow this corn!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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27 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
A Kansas Transplant
Location:
KANSAS CITY, KS, United States
Date:
December 4, 2016
          5.0
 
No two ears alike
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Absolutely GORGEOUS

What are the cons? So small...

Review:

Disclaimer: I'm not that great with growing corn. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let me say that this variety is gorgeous! I never got an ear that wasn't tiny, but I'm going to blame that on the fact that the spot I had ended up being fairly shady and (again) I'm not very good at growing corn. Every single ear I got ended up looking like a glorious treasure. I gave a few away as gifts! Call me a fan.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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