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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: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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13 out of 13 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

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SondiH
Location:
Pleasant Grove, UT, United States
Date:
December 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Love the colors on this corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? I love the color of this corn

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew this in Utah, and it really did well for me. I kept thinking they weren't done yet because the ears are small, so it was almost dry when I picked it. The ears are just beautiful. I haven't tried to pop it yet, so I can't comment on taste. These were beautiful to hang up for decorations around Halloween/Thanksgiving.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gwen
Location:
Layton, UT, United States
Date:
November 25, 2016
          5.0
 
Glass gem is worth growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? colorful and easy to grow

What are the cons? It is almost too pretty to eat

Review:

This is a beautiful corn; most ears are multi-colored and look like glass beads. Some were almost solid colored: pink, green, translucent white and even deep purple. They were so pretty I saved the ears and now have over a quart of seed to grow and share fir next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dirtworshipper
Location:
Fulton, WI, United States
Date:
November 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Stunning beyond belief
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty colors, sturdy stalks

What are the cons? none

Review:

Wow! We didn't get our corn planted until July 1 in Zone 5a, and I almost didn't bother with planting it at all because we were so late. Just moved to new property, new garden, new tractor, not enough mulch when planting...still working out the details for managing this dirt. In spite of all that, this corn shot up to 8 ft, tassled, and produced mostly 2-eared stalks, some with none, a few with 3. Ear sizes varied, but the dazzling colors were consistent--brilliant rainbows of pink, blue green, yellow, purple, navy, olive, some pastel, some deep intense colors. I will save the prettiest colored, largest ears for seed, and pop the rest. I'm also going to figure out how I can grind this as needed to make Indian pudding, my favorite childhood desert, made of corn meal, eggs, milk, and molasses...and spices...In spite of the challenges, this corn was incredible, and it's the first time I've grown any corn, due to previous space constraints. Highly recommended.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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