Glass Gem corn looks unreal at first glance. Why would a corn on a cob have colorful gems on it? But this rainbow corn made an internet sensation nearly a decade back and since then has maintained its reputation. Very real, edible reputation.
The child of simple cross breeding, we had almost lost the Glass Gem corn with its developer, Cherokee Carl Barnes, who had isolated types of corn from his Native American ancestors. But another farmer found the seeds in a jar and started growing larger plots of the Glass Gem corn. What resulted were even more vibrant corns with peculiar patterns.
So now the question really isn’t whether you would eat rainbow corn; it is if you can. Unfortunately the taste of these brilliant beads isn’t half as great as their appearance. They are primarily used to make flour and cornstarch. The flint corn can also be popped to make your favorite snack.
The exquisite corn is used in jewellery, too. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, seeing as it looks like a cluster of gems anyway. It is likely that this was bred as an ornamental variety of corn, and to that it does complete justice
Now that we understand a little about Glass Gem corn, let’s delve into some of the pictures of this variety for instant, colorful, drool-worthy joy.
More like a colorful painting of some beautiful corns!
Don’t they remind of a rainbow?
The name definitely suits them, isn’t it?
The colors are always a treat to the eyes!
So, what do you think about them? Aren’t they too pretty to even eat? Or are we the only one who are falling for the looks of these beautiful Glass Gem corns?