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Corn Golden Bantam

Corn Golden Bantam

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This old-fashioned HEIRLOOM variety produces 8 rows of large, yellow kernels on 12-18cm (5-7") cobs. Plants grow 1.5-2m (5') tall. Golden Bantam’s sweet flavour is fantastic for fresh eating or freezing on the day it is picked. First introduced to the market in 1902 by W. Atlee Burpee. Isolate Golden Bantam at least 3km from other corn if you intend to save seed. Golden Bantam corn seeds are unusual because they are open pollinated and one of the few corn varieties that produce well in our climate but are also suitable for seed saving. This is an excellent variety of corn for seed savers.

Matures in 85-95 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

    • Fantastic for fresh eating
    • 12-18cm (5-7" cobs), 8 rows of large kernels
    • Old fashioned corn taste
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 89-95 days



Zea mays
Family: Poaceae


Moderately challenging

Season & Zone

Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full-sun


Direct sow in late spring. If the soil is not warm enough, seeds often rot before sprouting – especially when not treated with fungicide. Untreated corn seeds should be planted only when the soil has warmed up above 18°C (65°F) – warmer for super-sweet (sh2) types, and even warmer for a good stand. Use a soil thermometer. If spring weather is cold, consider planting in flats or individual pots, indoors with bottom heat, for transplanting. Seeds should germinate in 7-10 days. If it rains after planting and corn does not emerge, just re-plant the area.

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