Glass Gem Corn, gorgeous, 25 seeds, rare heirloom, original strain, non GMO, ornamental flint corn, legendary beauty, Gem Corn Seed

Glass Gem Corn, gorgeous, 25 seeds, rare heirloom, original strain, non GMO, ornamental flint corn, legendary beauty, Gem Corn Seed



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25 rare seeds, grown in the USA


Glass Gem Corn must be the most beautiful corn in the world, so gorgeous that it has provoked a bidding war where a pack of seeds sold 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 found 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 researcher/farmer in Idaho and are guaranteed to be the original strain. They are sold in lots of 25 because corn must be planted in blocks (not rows). Too few plants will not 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 ornamentaly or ground for flour. Or planted again for another generation of astonishing beauty. If you have not grown corn before, look it up. You don't want to waste these very rare seeds. 105 days.

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BJ Dyste Apr 1, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Seeds looked healthy and in good condition. Can’t wait to germinate them. Gave them early as a monthers day gift. Was also surprised with gifted seeds for soybeans, cucumbers and lettuce! Planting this year will be amazing. Can’t wait to see my moms garden when things start growing

The Baddleys Dec 22, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
A very beautiful variety of corn. I'm so happy to have found these seeds. Can't wait to plant! Thanks for the samples. :)

Julia Jul 9, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Seeds germinated quickly in about 5 days- very pleased with the purchase experience. Lots of gift seeds that were very nice to get!