Glass Gem Corn

Glass Gem Corn (Zea mays) produces highly variegated, three to eight inch cobs with translucent kernels that can be used for grinding or merely staring at and marveling at the immense diversity of the natural world. Originally sourced from Native Seed Search in Arizona, we are proud to be the most recent stewards of this variety on our farm in Southern California and offer it to our customers in a certified organic form.

120 days from seed to dried cobs. Annual.

Seeds are certified organic.

Check out our friend (and long ago farm intern!) Stephen Thomas's article that delves into the origins and history of this corn variety.

Size: BULK: 1,925 seeds (0.5 pound), OG

Glass Gem Corn (Zea mays) produces highly variegated, three to eight inch cobs with translucent kernels that can be used for grinding or merely staring at and marveling at the immense diversity of the natural world. Originally sourced from Native Seed Search in Arizona, we are proud to be the most recent stewards of this variety on our farm in Southern California and offer it to our customers in a certified organic form.

120 days from seed to dried cobs. Annual.
Seeds are certified organic.

Check out our friend (and long ago farm intern!) Stephen Thomas's article that delves into the origins and history of this corn variety.

Common Name:
Glass Gem Corn
Scientific Name:
Zea mays subsp. mays
Description:
Translucent kaleidoscopic-colored kernels on small to medium ears. Ornamental and grinding purposes.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 10a (30 to 35)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Late Spring
Seeding Depth:
1/2 in.
Days to Sprout:
5-7
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
65-85
Plant Spacing:
8-12 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
110-120

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