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Organic Glass Gem Corn
Organic Glass Gem Corn
Organic Glass Gem Corn


 
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Opening each ear of Glass Gem is like unwrapping a gift, opening each ear of Glass Gem. Each vivid, translucent kernel is a unique hue of lavender, indigo, chartreuse, pink grapefruit and cream with hundreds of hues in between.

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Organic Glass Gem Corn Opening each ear of Glass Gem is like unwrapping a gift, opening each ear of Glass Gem. Each vivid, translucent kernel is a unique hue of lavender, indigo, chartreuse, pink grapefruit and cream with hundreds of hues in between. .

Though its typically grown as ornamental, Glass Gem is also a good flour corn and we love to enjoy its rich, nutty polenta. It's a good popcorn as well, though some ears pop better than others. (The smaller, less 'puffed' kernals with more pronouned little tawny tails are the best poppers.)

Our Glass Gem has
large ear size (averaging 8 inches) and early maturity compared to other strains. With abundant fertility and water we get 6-8 side shoots each producing 1-3 additional ears.

Glass Gem is a new variety developed by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer and breeder from Oklahoma. It is p
erfect for three sisters gardens when grown with pole dry beans (try Haudenosaunee Skunk) and any vining winter squash (Sibley or Honeynut are our favorites).

115 days to maturity

Zea maize

Grown by Fruition Seeds in Naples, NY

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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Eating Glass Gem Corn January 23, 2016
Reviewer: Tom Faill from West Bloomfield, NY  
We have been making corn flour this fall using our imperfect ears.  We use our Vitamix to grind it but the process is slow.  How do other folks grind corn?

I found the "Little Stripper Pop Corn Sheller" at Southern Seed Exchange for ten dollars and it makes shelling Glass Gem a breeze!

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