Yes, it is real. “The Most Beautiful Corn in the World.” This brightly-colored ear of “calico corn” is also edible. The kernels look like jellybeans, don’t they? It’s a rare strain of corn called Glass Gem.

Packets of seeds can be ordered here from a Seed Seller in Pennsylvania — whether you are actually allowed to import them, we know not: the NZ MPI website page to find out is here.