Tags: Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Zea mays

Days to Maturity: 120


Rainbow Jewel Popcorn is a new variety developed by crossing a detasseled white popcorn with my strain of Glass Gem Corn. It has taller plants than Glass Gem with better standability, longer ears, better yield and better popping volume. It may have some of the "popcorn gene" from the white popcorn parent which helps it resist contamination from foreign pollen.

Story of this Seed:

The pollen parent Glass Gem was grown and selected for attractiveness and popping ability for seven years. The white popcorn female parent was pollinated in 2020. In 2021 the seed from the female parent was grown out. In 2022 the stock seed was tested and selected for popping ability and expansion.

Growing Tips:

Plant 1 to 2 inches deep after the last frost. Thin to a minimum of 2 square feet per plant. For best color development leave on the stalk until the husk is completely dry.


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    If the white popcorn has the popcorn gene than how could it be pollinated by glass gem? Wouldn't glass gem represent foreign pollen and not be able to pollinate "contaminate" the white popcorn? Unless glass gem had the popcorn gene in which case it could pollinate white popcorn since they share that popcorn gene trait. I'm confused.

    Posted by Neil Kerestes on 07/06/2022

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    • I believe that some of the Glass Gem has the popcorn gene. Some of it may not have the popcorn gene. So the pollen that pollinated the white popcorn was the pollen that had the popcorn gene. My strain of Glass Gem actually pops very well but not as well as the Rainbow Jewel Popcorn. The foreign pollen that it resists would be nonpopcorn types like dent and flour corns.

      Posted by wayne marshall on 07/07/2022


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Rainbow Jewel Popcorn

Unit SizePriceDescription
1 Pound $20.00 3000 seeds/#
2 Pounds $40.00
10 Pounds $150.00
50 Pounds $600.00


Banbury Farm

Buhl, ID, United States (Zone 6B)
Established in 1980
27.00 acres in production

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