(Seed Trust) The story of glass gem corn. Seedsman Greg Schoen got the seed from Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee man, now in his 80's, in Oklahoma.
He was Greg's "corn-teacher". Greg was in the process of moving last year and wanted someone else to store and protect some of his seeds.
He left samples of several corn varieties, including glass gem. I grew out a small handful this past summer just to see.
The rest, as they say is history. I got so excited, I posted a picture on Facebook. We have never seen anything like this. Unfortunately, we did not grow out enough to sell. Look for a small amount for sale starting in August 2011. Thanks, bill
Update : Buying these beautiful glass gem corn is a difficult task. Apparently Seed Trust dont have much amount of these gems to sell. After going viral on Reddit Seed Trust is bombarded with the quires around the globe.
On 11 May 2012 they have posted following message on their facebook page
Hello dear seed people! So GLASS GEM corn has gone viral! The update here is that I don't have enough at this point in time to meet the demand- sorry folks! Those of us who have it will surely be trying to grow more! I'm excited how enthusiastic you all are about it although the website is down due to the enormous show if interest. Please stand by for more info on the corn and the site. Thanks!