Glass Gem Corn

Zea mays
$2.99 to $17.50
SKU: 0124
  • Flint/Popcorn
  • Jewel-toned, glass-like kernels
  • 1-2 ears per stalk, each 6-8" long
  • Plants 8-10' tall
  • 110 days
$2.99 to $17.50

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Great for crafts and display, for grinding into cornmeal, or for popcorn, glass gem corn is a versatile variety bears ears with an array of jewel-toned kernels. Developed by Seed Savers Exchange member Carl Barnes and stewarded by his protégé Greg Schoen, Glass Gem produces 1-2 ears per stalk, each 6-8" long on plants 8-10' tall. Late maturing, 110 days. ±2,500 seeds/lb.

Direct Seed: 4" Apart

Germination: 4-21 Days

Rows Apart: 36-48"

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of water.