This was a very good year for Glass Gem corn! Planted on 4-30-2014 in the backyard, fully isolated from other varieties. Survived a couple of light frosts. First tassels formed on 7-03; full tassels, pollen and silk on 7-19. On 7-25-2014 and on 12-11-2014, tallest stalk as 10’3″ tall!
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Amazing, almost unbelievable diversity and combination of colors – click on these miniature pictures to get the full effect:
I’ve eaten Glass Gem corn at the “milk” stage and it tastes just fine, though a bit tougher than typical sweet corn. Definitely better as popcorn or flint corn. Or still on the cob as simply as an incredible holiday decoration!
Speaking of popcorn:
Dakota Black Popcorn also grown in 2014 (though very small harvest) – beautiful in its own right:
Tall Corn, grown for competition, these seeds (from 17′ stalks) were not planted until June 17th, grew to 10’5″, and kernels managed to mature just ahead of hard frost:
And still plenty of seeds from 2013 of an excellent variety of yellow sweet corn, Breeder’s Choice (this is an OP version in development, selected for many years in Utah, from a commercial hybrid) – very early, very productive and very tasty corn:
And Blue Jade sweet corn still available from 2013 seeds:
On another topic – already missing sun-ripened tomatoes, here’s the last of ripening tomatoes of the season, including a Homer’s German Oxheart, picked green six weeks ago, which made a perfectly good tomato sandwich!