Corn, Glass Gem


A breathtakingly beautiful variety of flint corn.

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(Zea mays) A stunning variety of open-pollinated corn. Originally bred by Carl Barnes, a half Cherokee, half Scotch-Irish farmer in Oklahoma who crossed several Native American lines of corn. Ears are small (3-8″ long) but each is unique. Glass Gem is a “flint” corn, intended for flour or popping, not eating off the cob.

Planting suggestions: Direct sow when soil has warmed and chance of frost is over. We usually soak corn seeds over night before planting to speed up germination. Corn likes rich soil and regular watering. Harvest when the ears are totally dry.

At least 50 seeds per packet.