Glass Gem is an amazing corn variety, growing 3-8″ beautiful ears that are a rainbow of translucent colors. It can be used as decoration but is also good for eating. It can be made into cornbread, hominy, grits or popcorn from the colorful kernels.
Corn – Glass Gem – Zea mays
Soil & Water: Corn is a heavy feeder requiring high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). Its weak and shallow root system likes loose soil with a high compost content.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly outdoors 1 week after the last frost. You can start earlier by using black or green plastic mulches and floating row covers to obtain optimum conditions. Plant in blocks rather than rows to ensure good germination. To prevent cross-pollination, plant different varieties at least 500′.
Harvesting & Storage: Ripe corn usually has a small amount of green silk near the top with dry, brownish silk at the ends. Sugar content is highest in the morning. Did You Know? Corn is rich in protein and contains many minerals.
- Soil Temperature: 70-85F
- Planting Depth: 1″
- Germination: 4-12 Days
- Height At Maturity: 6′-9′
- Days To Maturity: 110-120 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 8″
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply