Buttergold Sweet Corn Seeds

3.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
You can enjoy flavorful, tender, sweet corn sooner than ever before! With superior cool soil emergence, 'Buttergold' performs well in northern climates, but also does well anywhere that other corn varieties are grown. The large, 7"–8" ears have 12–14 rows of juicy, yellow kernels. Excellent for freezing.
  • Conventional Large Packet #7328 - 30 grams (~170 seeds )
    This packet sows up to 84 feet.
  • $5.59
  • Out of Stock

Botanical Name: Zea mays (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 63 days

Family: Poaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–6' tall

Variety Information: 7"–8" ears with 12–14 rows of tightly packed yellow kernels.

Type: Sugary enhanced (se) (Learn More)

Attributes: Cool-Weather Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F; ideally 65°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to transplanting. Best results occur when seedlings are transplanted less than 2 weeks old.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"–1 ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Corn is ready about 3 weeks after the silks appear. Harvest when the silks are brown, but not dried, and the husks are dark green; ears should be plump, and rounded rather than pointed at the tip. To test for ripeness, gently pull back the husk and pop a kernel; the liquid should be whitish; if it is still clear, ears are not quite ready.

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Buttergold Sweet Corn Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Buttergold sweet corn

1 out of 5 stars Jul 5, 2020
I have had excellent results with almost all seeds from Botanical Interests so I will continue to support this great company. Unexpected things happen each gardening year! I garden in Montana. My seeds did not germinate in the field, literally 3 plants from 6 packs. I then tried to germinate them in the greenhouse in cell packs and got about 70% germination. The plants themselves are not robust. I have been gardening for 40 years and this is only my second corn fail :( It could be a fluke this year but I will hedge my bets next year and try something else.
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our seeds are frequently tested to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards and we are always here to help. A customer service agent will contact you shortly for tracking information and to send a replacement.

First year trying, low germination

2 out of 5 stars May 24, 2021
Last year I had great success with Botanical Interests' Argent and wanted to try Buttergold for an earlier harvest. Unfortunately, germination in plugs in the greenhouse and directly sown out in the field was at about 60%. Slow growth rate so far. Disappointed. Would not plant again
Alexandra from OR

The best

5 out of 5 stars Nov 11, 2021
We have planted Buttergold for the last 2 years. It is Fantastic! Results are great-aboit 2 -3 ears per plant and it is ready in about 62 days which is absolutely necessary at our 7500 ft altitude. Can't say enough great things about this corn!!
Lynn from CO
Owner Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We are so glad you found a great fit for your high altitute.

Poor germination

2 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2022
I too had poor germination with the Buttergold corn. In 2021 I tried starting both indoors and directly sowing in my garden. I had less than 50% germination. I also planted Sugarbaby and Honey and Cream at the same time and had near 100% germination with them starting indoors and direct sowing. I will be trying True Gold this year.
Michaiah from MT
Owner Response: Hi Michaiah, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. We do guarantee our products. A customer service agent will contact you by email to help. Quality is very important to us and we test our seeds frequently. Thank you for letting us know about the issue.

This is a keeper

4 out of 5 stars Nov 12, 2022
I planted Buttergold and sugarbaby for the 1st time this year and had about 80% germ on both. This was a new garden with unknown soil quality. After a few weeks they shown signs of lack of Nitrogen from browning bottom leaves so I added 1 to 2 times a week of Miracle grow and the small plants quickly turned from pale green to medium green and soon to dark green. I kept this up until harvest and the corn grew great. The sugarbaby came first and had good texture and good flavor. The Buttergold came a few days later and me and my friend at work both voted the Buttergold as much better flavor and more corn-y tasting. I grow many different corn types and this one is a keeper. Tip: Corn should always be medium to dark green or you need more Nitrogen. Most vegetables should be medium green or darker because pale green is most often caused by lack of Nitrogen.
Bob from CA
Owner Response: Hi Bob, Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're glad that you loved this corn variety.

Delicious and abundant

5 out of 5 stars Feb 28, 2023
We planted in the 2022 growing season for the Front Range. We got a bit of a later start and staggered rows' planting time to extend our harvesting time. Delicious and plentiful!! We have since used some of the corn we froze and it held up very well.
Melissa from CO

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