Unlike sweet corn, Glass Gem corn isn't generally eaten off the cob.

Cherokee rare corn farmer Carl Barnes spent years isolating Native American corn varieties to save a lost heritage, ultimately preserving his & Gems& corn seed.

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Genetics of the Beautiful “Glass Gem” corn. You’re looking at an ear of a corn variety called “Glass Gem”, grown by Greg Schoen of Seeds Trust. This is real corn! How does it grow this way? Each corn kernel is actually a sort of unique plant.

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Schoen, who is not affiliated with the company, is still living in New Mexico and working on the corn, according to Stephen Thomas, development assistant at Native Seeds/SEARCH.

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Glass Gem corn, rainbow-colored corn, became an Internet sensation in 2012 and is now sold by Native Seeds/SEARCH based in Arizona.

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'Transparent Gems' offers an array of pale whites, grays and blue

So what does it taste like?

Cherokee rare corn farmer Carl Barnes spent years isolating Native American corn varieties to save a lost heritage, ultimately preserving his & Gems& corn seed.

Glass Gem is known as flint corn. The name "flint" comes from the kernel's hard outer-layer.

Glass Gem corn, rainbow-colored corn, became an Internet sensation in 2012 and is now sold by Native Seeds/SEARCH based in Arizona.

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