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.
Purple Tomatillo : Beautiful purple fruit, large size. Many are a bright violet color throughout their flesh. Much sweeter than the green types; it can be eaten right off the plant. Turns purple when ripe. RARE!
want to grow: mangel beets as feed for livestock, especially goats and chickens. One beet can weigh 20 pounds, and should store in the ground until needed for feed. I'm borderline for fall/spring sowing, so will probably experiment and try both. time to plant soon!!!