Glass Gem Ornamental Corn (Organic)
Glass Gem Ornamental Corn is a blend of gorgeous translucent jewel-kerneled cobs in fun colors of blue, yellow, pink, lavender, orange, red, green, and white! Glass Gem ears are always multi-colored and unique - no two are alike! Plants grow 6-7 feet tall and produce high yields of about 8-inch long ears. Use to make cornmeal, tasty popcorn, or to adorn your home, barn, or business! This stunning variety was carefully curated by part-Cherokee Carl Barnes.
Corn is one of the plants grown in the traditional Native American vegetable technique called the Three Sisters. The other two plants in the Three Sisters are beans and squash, and each has its role in the companion planting tradition. Corn serves as a support for the vining beans. Squash served as a ground cover, preventing weeds from growing. Beans provided natural fertilizer for all.
Also Known As: Brown Spectrum, Native American Corn, Flint Corn, Indian Corn, Pole Corn, Maize, Maise, Calico Corn, Baby Popcorn, Ornamental Corn, Decorative Corn.
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||Indian Corn, Glass Gem (Organic)
|Days to Germinate:||10-14
|Days to Harvest:||75-110|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation and Fertilizing:
Planting:Corn is best planted after the soil warms and is free from all danger of frost. Plant 1-2 ounces of seed for every 100 feet of row. Corn grows best when planted in several short rows instead of one long row. This makes it easier for the plants to pollinate and fill cobs with kernels. Plant corn seeds 1 inch deep and 3-4 inches apart. Space rows 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart. After the plants are up, thin them to 8 inches apart. For a steady harvest, plant again after 2-3 weeks.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
||3-4 inch, thin to 8 inches
||2 1/2 - 3 feet