Glass Gem Corn Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Eaten [Lunch Time]


That is, unless you’ve eaten a corn cob full of jellybeans. Apparently, this aptly titled “Glass Gem Corn” is edible and originates from Seeds Trust.

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. I got so excited, I posted a picture on Facebook. We have never seen anything like this. Unfortunately, we did not grow out enough to sell. Look for a small amount for sale starting in August 2011.

(Seeds Trust via BoingBoing)

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