Glass gem corn was bred years ago by a part-Cherokee farmer and master seed-saver. Yes, it's real, and, as an heirloom, its seeds will grow true. Today, glass gem corn seeds are saved at Seeds Trust, who anticipate more available next month. Glass gem is an extreme iteration of corn's natural tendency towards different-colored kernels, as each kernel has its unique genetic set for color and size.
'Floriani Red' flint corn - Deep-red colored kernels that are lightly yellow-tipped and slightly pointed. It is a very versatile and tasty corn. An Italian heirloom that is excellent for polenta and grits (or any recipe calling for corn meal!).