Golden Bantam Yellow Sweet Corn Heirloom
This is the sweet corn that made us all fall in
love with sweet corn to begin with.
E.L. Coy sold two quarts of seeds to Mr. Burpee
in 1900 and stated" You now own the very
sweetest and richest corn ever known".
Incredibly sweet, juicy corny taste
from 6" ears bearing 10-14 rows of deep, buttery kernels.
Good yields. As with all open pollinated sweet corn,
it passes through the milk stage quickly so check
your garden often.
Open pollinated. Standard yellow.
2 or more ears per stalk.
Very hardy. Introduced in 1902.
Withstands adverse growing conditions.
Set the standard for sweet corn flavor.
Days To Maturity: 80
Approximately 60 seeds per packet.
Botanical Name: Zea Mays
Plant in loose, well worked soil after soil
has warmed to about 65 degrees.
Enrich soil well as corn is a heavy feeder.
Direct sow seeds 1-1.5" deep,
5-10" apart in blocks of rows 3' apart.
Keep weed free.
After corn is 12" tall. thin to about
every 6-8" apart.
Harvest when kernels are full and
still in the milk stage or let dry
on the stalk for ornamental corn.
How To Harvest Golden Bantam Yellow
Sweet Corn Heirloom Seeds
Allow corn to mature on the stalk.
This typically requires four to six weeks after the eating stage.
Look for fully developed kernels inside brown dry husks.
Pick corn on a cool, dry day when foliage is dry.
Pull back husks and hang ears upside down
in a cool, dry well-ventilated area.
Check corn often for any signs of mold or moisture.
Discard any ears that show signs of mold or mildew.
Turn ears to dry evenly.
Hold the ear of corn over an open paper bag.
Twist the kernels off the cob by hand,
allowing them to fall into the bag.
Store seeds in an airtight container in
a cool, dark area until spring.