The heritage seed of Cherokee Glass Gem Corn is a stunning variety that is perfect for popping or grinding into cornmeal. Cherokee Glass Gem Corn was developed by Carl Barnes while mixing multiple varieties of rare Pawnee ancestral corn varieties as well as multiple other native corn varieties. This corn is so beautiful that people often ask the question, "is Glass Gem Corn edible?" And the answer is yes, absolutely! Another question is, "how to eat Cherokee Glass Gem Corn?" Not only does it make for great decoration, it also makes for great cornmeal or even delicious homemade popcorn!
Cherokee Glass Gem Corn
- 1-2, 6-8" Long Ears Per Stalk
- 8-10' Tall
- 110 Days
- 100 Seeds/Packet
Planting - How To Grow Cherokee Glass Gem Corn
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost.
For best results, plant in 3 to 6 row blocks instead of a single row
Thin 8" apart.
Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds
Maturing crops Prefers consistent watering in well-drained soil.
Harvesting - How To Harvest Cherokee Glass Gem Corn
Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening.
If harvesting it for sweet, or milk stage, wait until corn silk is dark brown all the way to the husk.
If harvesting for seed or full maturity, allow corn to dry on stalk, seed corn is most optimal when ears and husk are completely dry and starting to point downwards.