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Glass Gem Corn Seeds
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  • Glass Gem Corn
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  • Glass Gem Corn Seeds

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

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Glass Gem Corn

         
 
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105 days. Amazing color! 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 and 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.
 
Glass Gem Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 58
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

93.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rredbbeard
Location:
New London, CT, United States
Date:
February 18, 2019
          5.0
 
Urban/suburban gardener
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Everything, super easy!

What are the cons? Wish I'd planted more!

Review:

This was my first time growing corn, and I planted about 12 in a 5 gallon bucket, as my space is limited. Even so, these still grew great, and were ~7-8 feet tall, with thick stalks. The potting mix was a good commercial grade, to which I added 25% peat moss, ~25% cow manure, and 1/4 cup of bone meal. I watered and fed fairly heavy, and applied a thick top dressing of manure after 2 months, which I'm sure helped. These were almost always standing in a couple inches of water up to the end of the season. I think the optimal number of plants in this type of setup would be 7 or less. Ears were gorgeous, and varied from 3" to 6" long. I hand pollinated several times, which helps if you only have a few plants. I couldn't bring myself to eat any, but am sending seed to gardening friends, and will plant a lot more with better spacing this summer.? The only hard part of growing these is waiting to see the endless color variations!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Christina660644
Location:
osawatomie, KS, United States
Date:
January 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Not Just Beautiful But Tasty
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow, Taste fantastic,

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Have grown for three years in a row now. I have a container full of the most beautiful corn. I take out ears as needed and pluck of the kernels to pop! I have one of those theatre popcorn poppers due to we are popcorn freaks. I pop with coconut oil, popcorn salt and don't even need butter. This is the best tasting popcorn ever. I have not bought store bought in three years and boy cant go back to it. Was so much fun to husk each ear for a different art show each time. Watch out for the squirrels they love this! Easy to grow. Put seed in my garden and watered garden when needed...that's it. Easier than sweet corn actually. Your kids or grandchildren will love it! Germination was awesome.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Red Cloud
Location:
Meridian, MS, United States
Date:
January 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Beautiful Glass Gems
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything about it.

What are the cons? Nothing to dislike

Review:

Every single ear was beautiful! Just like opening a special gift every time. We grew this solely for the beauty of it, and we will do the same again this summer. I may actually try popping some this summer. I hear it’s excellent popcorn.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
XAnthos Earthkeepers
Location:
Champaign, IL, United States
Date:
November 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Very Versatile Gorgeous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Color & Versatility

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are so easy to grow and can be used several ways. In addition to using them for flour and decorations/ornamental, they make a delicious popcorn!! The best I've every had actually. I had the best success popping them in olive oil or regular popcorn butter oil. Unseasoned might be a little to bland for some people, but I plan to use them for popping and stringing on my christmas tree this year! Thanks so much! These are truly a gem!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shar
Location:
Fenton, MI, United States
Date:
November 9, 2018
          4.0
 
Glass Gem Corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Grew tall, made pretty ears.

What are the cons? Not all kernels glassy

Review:

Didn't plant it until June because I didn't know about it until then. Grew very well, sometimes 4 or 5 stalks from one seed. Set on plenty of ears that developed well. However, it was not dry before the fall rains started. If I grow it again, I will start it indoors in April in hopes of the ears being fully dry before the fain sets in. The only reason I would not grow it again is, "What will I do with all that corn?"

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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