The effect of glass gem corn can be quite stunning at times, and when you bite into one you almost expect it will taste like candy, jelly beans perhaps. It's sweet but not as sweet as jelly beans which an ear of glass gem corn sometimes resembles. It's sweet just like Sweet corn is supposed to be.
The stalks are sturdy and erect and will withstand high winds better than many varieties of similar stature.
Unlike many varieties of sweet corn, it is suitable for use as popcorn and it pops true to color. A red kernel is red popcorn, a blue kernel blue and so forth. It will probably not meet your expectations of store bought popping corn which is generally made from hybrids bred for that purpose exclusively. The popped kernels are not as big and fluffy, but are still soft like popcorn should be and tasty, don't forget tasty.
Sowing depth Aprox. 1.5 inches.
Germination 7 to 9 days.
Maturity at 110 - 120 days.
Seed Spacing - 4 to 6 inches apart.
Row spacing - 3 - 3.5 feet
USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 11
Color - Rainbow Mixed