‘Glass Gem’ corn

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Glass Gem corn seed courtesy of Nativeseeds.org

Wow I’ve scored big time in my mind. I just received some ‘Glass Gem’ corn seeds from Native Seeds in Arizona. They are not cheap but usually rare seeds aren’t cheap. This corn is so beautiful with it’s stunning translucent colors. Looks like glass to me. How fitting for a glass blower to grow this corn!

It is actually a popcorn but too beautiful to use it that way so I’m growing it as an ornamental this year so I can save the seeds-and I’m only growing this one corn so I know it won’t cross-pollinate with other corn so I’ll know the seeds will be pure next year. Two years ago I tried to find some of this corn but it was sold out everywhere. One year ago I tried again and still sold out. Marcy mentioned it to me on Facebook this year and I got some-thanks for the reminder Marcy!  To read the story of it go to: Nativeseeds.org

Can’t wait to get it in the ground (but I will) as it is still too soon to start growing here in Santa Fe.

11 comments on “‘Glass Gem’ corn

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    lovely post and thank you for sharing


  2. Jill Foster says:

    Wow is that ever beautiful corn. Good luck with it and let us know how it does.
    That could be one I would like to try myself.


  3. Laurie says:

    That is stunning!! I can’t wait to see it!


  4. Christy H says:

    That is gorgeous!! And you are a glass blower?! So awesome!!


    • Yes-that’s what i do for a living-fine art glass blower.gardening stuff and giant pumpkins are just more passions of mine. Nice to be able to live my passions even tho I could never grow BIG pumpkins like you. Hard country to grow in-7000’high, lousy soil, very little precipitation, and short growing season but I still have fun trying! You growing big pumpkins this year? I was always so proud a woman (you) held the record for a year. An accomplishment of a lifetime!


  5. I got some blue corn from them a few years ago. Grew well but then I moved and haven’t had a chance to plant since then. But I still have the seed I saved and it’s about time to plant corn in Abq, I think.


  6. it’s a miracle beads. I’ll try to search this kind in Russia.


  7. […] things. Last year I grew for the first time Glass Gem corn which you can read about in my post Glass Gem corn. When I harvested it at the end of the 2014 season, I got fantastic colors when I picked it. It […]


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