Glass Gem Steward Application

Rainbow Jewel Steward Application


In conjunction with Lee-Ann Hill and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Greg Schoen, the original steward of Glass Gem, would like to offer packets of Rainbow Jewel corn to you at no cost. His hope is that enjoy growing it and share it freely with others in your community seed exchanges and seed libraries. By personally increasing this seed, you make it possible for this unique landrace to continue to evolve and be available ‘open-source’ to future generations. 

This seed is from corn grown from Greg's original stocks, in a manner to ensure its full genetic diversity. He sent Lee-Ann 50 packets of 300-plus seed each, so that your grow-outs can contain a sufficient number of plants to maintain the genetic ‘library’ of this corn. These packets will be available to you on a first-come first-serve basis. Please fill out the application below to order your packet.

If you have sufficient space to grow this corn and are in a climate that allows a minimum of 120 days of frost-free growing season, then Glass Gem may grow well for you. It does best where summer temperatures are warm but do not regularly exceed 95 degrees F., and where rainfall is not excessive during the later summer when the corn is ripening.

Suggested growing instructions will be sent with your packet of seeds.

Greg thanks you for all your dedication to the seeds


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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS: There are specific customs for seed sharing internationally. It is costly and can be unreliable. If you're interested in international shipping for Rainbow Jewel, please be prepared to cover the cost of shipping. Thank you for understanding.

If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties with this application, please contact Thank you for your important contribution to creating a more resilient Rocky Mountain region!


Indicate your current seed saving experience level by selecting one of the following categories, as described above:

I will share my seeds with other seed stewards.

Give your permission to be listed as one of the resources in the searchable Seed Steward Directory on the RMSA website. This is a great way for us all to build a strong community of seed savers.


Please consider making a donation to help us underwrite other Seed Stewards to join us and provide them with a host of benefits to inspire their participation.

Joseph holding glass gem corn