Glass Gem Corn

 I came across a picture of the most beautifully colored corn today and  just had to share it.  The company that sells these seeds has sold out, hopefully I can get my hands on some for next year’s garden!  Below is a post from the Seeds Trust site.

The story of glass gem corn.  Seedsman Greg Schoen got the 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.  

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