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Job's Tears - Job’s Tears

Coix lacryma-jobi

Also known as corn beads, coixseed or tear grass, Job’s Tears are a member of the grass family, and grow similarly to corn. Used for beads since at least 2,000 BCE, and recently uncovered at a western Native American historical site. Once an important source of food, most likely originating in India. Today we grow them primarily for their very hard, teardrop shaped grains that are used as beads for making jewelry and other craft projects. The grains make perfect beads, because they grow with a ready-made hole down the center that just takes a gentle poke with a needle to make it ready to string. This is a unique opportunity to grow your own art supplies! Hearty plants are easy to grow, requiring full sun, and moderate water and fertilizer to produce a good crop of beads. Seeds may take 2-3 weeks to germinate. Saving seeds is easy, as a general rule, the dark gray ones will be viable. Approx seeds per packet = 17

 

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5 Gram Packet

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