Golden Bantam Sweet Corn
Heirloom from 1902,
and still a favorite.
This is the original 8-row strain which was the first popular yellow sweet corn. 8 rows of yellow kernels on 7" ears. Short, 5-6' vigorous plants generally yields 2 ears.
Excellent flavor for eating or freezing. Can be ready by mid-Summer. This strain has smaller, paler ears than the 12-row Golden Bantam you may have seen.
BOTANICAL NAME: Zea mays
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: An early variety that can be ready by mid-summer. Does well in many soils, heavy feeder-use lots of compost. Good drainage and full sun important. Must be planted in a section at least 5 feet square for good cross-pollination. Sow seed 2 weeks after average date of last frost. Greedy feeder so fertilize well. Don't plant same place every year. .
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures as marked/Harvest 1-2 /Yield fresh 17-68, dry 12-48/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates hot weather