This stunning variety was bred by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee plant-breeder, in an effort to preserve Native American corn varieties. A flint corn is not eaten like sweet corn but is great for popping, cornmeal or as a gorgeous decoration. Keep posted on Instagram and Facebook in spring as we share how we hand-pollinate our corn.
Origin: One of our neighbors who is an amazing gardener and seed-saver gave us Glass Gem Corn seeds from her garden in Asheville, NC about 10 years ago and they are the parent seed of the seeds in our catalog.
(Approximately 35 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: sow 2 seeds 1" deep every 12" after danger of frost in spring. Thin to 1 plant per 12". Full sun.