Glass Gem Corn

The Wonderful World
This really is corn

“Seedsman Greg Schoen got this seed from Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee man, now in his 80’s, in Oklahoma. He was Greg’s “corn-teacher”. Greg was in the process of moving last year and wanted someone else to store and protect some of his seeds. He left samples of several corn varieties, including glass gem. I grew out a small handful this past summer just to see. The rest, as they say is history. I got so excited, I posted a picture on Facebook. We have never seen anything like this.”

Bill (Seeds Trust, Arizona)

(Thank you to Curtis Clay for finding this.)

1 thought on “Glass Gem Corn”

  1. This is one of the most beautiful foods I have ever seen –
    Yum Yum Produce shared it on Facebook recently and I giggled out loud when someone said, “it looks like corn!” – perhaps thinking it is some elaborately crafted jewels – who can blame them?
    Bill – are you guys selling it yet?
    Don’t think I can live without it…

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