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Corn seeds, Glass Gem heirloom

Corn seeds, Glass Gem heirloom

A corn that is colorful and highly useful as either popcorn or ground into polenta or corn meal, and if you wish, an ornamental decoration for the holidays.

The story of how Glass Gem corn happened is very interesting. Carl “White Eagle” Barnes wanted to trace his Native American roots by growing different varieties of corn. Before he knew it, the flint corn types he was growing and revitalizing in Santa Fe started to blend together. Once that happened he continued to blend the corn strains until he arrived Glass Gem multi-colored corn.

Translucent kernels shine like glass in a rainbow of colors. Sturdy stalks bear colorful 4-8” long ears with 2-3 ears per stalk.

Regular price $1.55 USD
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Care Guide

Direct seed into soil when all signs of frost have passed.
Plant in Full Sun
Make sure you have enough room for the corn stalks to grown upward about 6-7' (e.g. not near a fence with utility lines as they will get cut down).
Germination: 4-21 days
Space rows apart by 3 or 4 feet

Uses for this Plant

Climate Adaptive Qualities

Our Mission


We sell small batches because we think it's important to try a bunch
of different types of plants in your garden, and in your climate,
to see what is beneficial.

Our seeds are harvested fresh every Fall when we make small batches to sell. We also source fresh seeds for the year from local farmers, seed banks, and non-gmo organically grown suppliers.

• Non-GMO
• USA grown
• Open-pollinated
• Untreated (no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, etc.)
• Tested to meet the highest germination standards


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$35.00 or more = free shipping.

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