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ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

OP Open Pollinated
HL Heirloom

(25 seeds)

Regular price $4.50
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Corn kernels in a rainbow of jewel-like colours

Glass Gem corn may be a new variety, but it was born thanks to the efforts of a farmer who wanted to reconnect with his Read More

Glass Gem corn may be a new variety, but it was born thanks to the efforts of a farmer who wanted to reconnect with his native-American heritage. Glass gem was produced using heritage corn varieties and traditional plant breeding techniques including simple selection of the most colourful ears of corn from heritage crops. In theory, you can eat it, especially if you grind it to make flour, but for most of us, it's grown for the ornamental charm of the kernels

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Days to Harvest

60-100 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

20-30cm

Plant Height

150-200cm

Additional Features

Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

  • Product Details

    Common Name: ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 25

    Days to Harvest: 60-100 days

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 20-30cm

    Row Spacing: 50cm

    Companion Plants: Cucurbits, Legumes, Tomatoes

    Additional Features: Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

    Scientific Name: Zea mays

    Germination Time: 7-14 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

    Plant Height: 150-200cm

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Oct-Jan

    Arid Sow: Sep-Jan

    Temperate Sow: All Year

    Sub-Tropical Sow: Sep-Jan

    Tropical Sow: All Year

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Although you can skip this step, your seeds will come up much faster if you soak them overnight before sowing. Plant them directly in the place they're to grow, spacing them 20 cm apart.

    How to Harvest

    When the silky ends of the ears have turned dark-brown and dry, check how your kernels are developing. Cut the corn or pull downwards, twist and pull towards you. Colour will develop as the cobs mature.

  • Reviews

    23 reviews For ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 23 reviews
    78%
    (18)
    9%
    (2)
    9%
    (2)
    4%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    R
    Robyn Hogue

    ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

    R
    Richard

    Slightly pale in the leaf, About a foot high now.

    M
    Mel Funnell

    this review has no content

    D
    Dianne Moses

    Amazingly successful Every seed has germinated and the young plants are flourishing.

    J
    Jimmy

    The seeds arrived quickly, great germination and the plants are growingbwell

How to Sow

Although you can skip this step, your seeds will come up much faster if you soak them overnight before sowing. Plant them directly in the place they're to grow, spacing them 20 cm apart.

How to Harvest

When the silky ends of the ears have turned dark-brown and dry, check how your kernels are developing. Cut the corn or pull downwards, twist and pull towards you. Colour will develop as the cobs mature.

Common Name: ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 25

Days to Harvest: 60-100 days

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 20-30cm

Row Spacing: 50cm

Companion Plants: Cucurbits, Legumes, Tomatoes

Additional Features: Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

Scientific Name: Zea mays

Germination Time: 7-14 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

Plant Height: 150-200cm

Cool/Mountain Sow: Oct-Jan

Arid Sow: Sep-Jan

Temperate Sow: All Year

Sub-Tropical Sow: Sep-Jan

Tropical Sow: All Year

23 reviews For ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
78%
(18)
9%
(2)
9%
(2)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
R
Robyn Hogue

ORNAMENTAL CORN - Glass Gem

R
Richard

Slightly pale in the leaf, About a foot high now.

M
Mel Funnell

this review has no content

D
Dianne Moses

Amazingly successful Every seed has germinated and the young plants are flourishing.

J
Jimmy

The seeds arrived quickly, great germination and the plants are growingbwell

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