Glass Gem corn
Zea mays. Must be seen to be believed! Bred by the late Carl ‘White Eagle’ Barnes to honor the diversity of native American corn varieties, this corn is a true gift of indescribable beauty. Infinite color combinations of glassy, gem-like kernels are so much fun to husk in the fall, with each ear being a unique surprise. Somewhere between a popcorn and a parching corn, Glass Gem can be popped when very dry, though results may vary. Either way, it can be ground into cornmeal and makes a delicious cornbread — and besides eating, it is a beautiful home decoration and can be made into fun art projects and jewelry. Home gardeners can select their favorite color combinations to replant the next season. 105 days.