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Ever since it was first introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902, this corn has been the go-to standard for early yellow sweet corn. Before this variety was introduced, white corns were considered the premium sweet corns, but the exceptional flavor of Golden Bantam flipped the popular taste to yellow. This corn will grow 5-6 feet tall with 5-7 inch ears that are plump full of juicy kernels. This corn is just wonderful eaten fresh or frozen.
Growing Tips: Large-eared and double-eared varieties will not perform well if they are too crowded. They should be spaced 12 inches apart. Tillering (side shoot/sucker production) is usually caused by stress from under-watering and/or over-fertilizing when the plants are young.
Fertilization Tips: Apply 3-5 pounds of organic fertilizer per 100 row feet to significantly improve yields. Compost and manures are excellent amendments for good corn production.
Seed Spec: Min. germ. standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 1 year.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic Certified
Sowing Indoors –
- Not recommended, but you may start indoors.
- Be sure to sow in a pot that will allow minimal root disturbance when the transplant is planted into the garden bed.
Sowing Outdoors –
- Direct sow when the soil temperature is at least 65°F, as corn does not like cold, wet soil. Some varieties may even require soil temperatures of 70°F.
- Corn is wind pollinated so plant in blocks of at least 4 rows for maximum yields.
What's In The Package: 1 oz. of seed.