Glass Gem corn (rainbow corn)

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

Cascade, VA(Zone 7a)

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 :)

Anna, IL(Zone 6b)

Pretty amazing, especially the red and blue kernels.

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

Quote from 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 :)


Do different kernels produce colored ears?

Cascade, VA(Zone 7a)

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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