Glass Gem Corn - rare heirloom
Glass Gem Corn must be the most beautiful corn in the world, so gorgeous that it started a bidding war where a pack of seeds went for more than $100!
Extremely rare, this unique strain of flint corn was developed by Cherokee Carl Barnes, then almost disappeared until a curious farmer came across a jar marked "Glass Gem" and planted a few in his garden. The spectacular plants that emerged blew him away. A photo on the internet went viral, gardeners went crazy bidding on the few seeds that remained (and promptly re-sold them at a profit). What's now being passed off as Glass Gem Corn is anyone's guess.
These seeds came from a serious research farmer in Idaho and are guaranteed to be the original strain. They are sold in lots of 25 because corn must be planted in clusters (not rows). Too few plants won't pollinate themselves and you'll get bare cobs. If you're going to join this historic endeavor, might as well do it right.
Glass Gem is flint corn, used ornamentally or ground for flour. Or planted again for another generation of astonishing beauty. If you haven't grown corn before, look it up first. You don't want to waste these very rare seeds. 105 days.
Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, soil temperatures should be 70 degrees or warmer for best results.
Keep soil moist, but not soaking wet.