Corn 'Glass Gem' Seeds

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Corn 'Glass Gem' - 8 Seeds

These beauties almost look photoshopped—they're so mind-blowing! But they are real & they are easy to grow. This variety produces gorgeous glass bead or gem like cobs in rainbow-colour, even the plant itself has red colouring on the leaves and tassels. 

Like many heirloom treasures, Glass Gem corn has a name, a place, and a story. Its origin traces back to Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer living in Oklahoma. Barnes had an uncanny knack for corn breeding. More specifically, he excelled at selecting and saving seed from those cobs that exhibited vivid, translucent colors. Exactly how long Barnes worked on Glass Gem—how many successive seasons he carefully chose, saved, and replanted these special seeds—is unknown. But after many years, his painstaking efforts created a wondrous corn cultivar that has now captivated thousands of people around the world.

Plants will grow upto 3 meters and produce 2-3 narrow cobs each. 
Each cob has multi-coloured kernels and grows to around 18-20cm long. 
Cobs can be dried and ground into corn flour or this variety makes a perfect coloured popping corn. Makes a perfect dried decoration also!

Drought tolerant; excellent for dry conditions. 

Seed Starting Method Sow seeds directly
Sowing Depth 20mm
Growing Season Spring & Summer
Germination Time 5-15 days at around 16-30c
Hardiness Annual - Frost tender
Plant Spacing  30cm
Plant Height 300cm
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well fed soil
Days Until Maturity  90-115 days 
Growing tips Requires regular ground watering and feeding to produce bountiful crops

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