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Vegetable Gardening: Glass Gem corn (rainbow corn)

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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2013
7:17 PM

Post #9689188

This is an amazing real variety, grows unique rainbow ears that after can be popped into popcorn. Heirloom so it grows true from seed. I'm getting some! http://www.odditycentral.com/foods/a-feast-for-the-eyes-the-beautiful-glass-gem-corn.html

jmc1987

jmc1987
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2013
9:40 PM

Post #9689246

yep, got some seed myself to try next year, it is a flint corn, so it can be used for popping (although i've heard this type doesn't pop very well, ground into cornmeal for cornbread, grits, etc., or obviously decorative purposes :)

brendak654

brendak654
Anna, IL
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9690612

Pretty amazing, especially the red and blue kernels.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9690616

[quote="jmc1987"]yep, got some seed myself to try next year, it is a flint corn, so it can be used for popping (although i've heard this type doesn't pop very well, ground into cornmeal for cornbread, grits, etc., or obviously decorative purposes :)[/quote]

Do different kernels produce colored ears?

jmc1987

jmc1987
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2013
9:33 PM

Post #9690826

from what ive read, the color of the kernel will not indicate the colors of the ears, the colors would be a totally random arrangement on every ear. Also note that once ears dry out, the colors dull a slight bit.

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