Golden Bantam 8 Row Sweet Corn Seeds

This packet sows up to 72 feet.
Availability: In Stock
This variety set the standard for sweet corn when it was introduced in 1902 and remained one of the best and most popular varieties until the introduction of super-sweet hybrid corn varieties. Yet even today, this open-pollinated sweet corn is desired for its delicious, but not overly sweet, corn flavor. A good, main-season sweet corn variety, each plant produces two or more ears per stalk. Ears have eight rows of broad, golden yellow kernels. Plant a second crop about 3 weeks after your first to extend your harvest. 'Golden Bantam 8 Row' is best enjoyed right after picking. A great variety for freezing on the cob.
$3.99 40 grams

Botanical Name: Zea mays

Days to Maturity: 70–80 days

Family: Poaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall

Variety Information: 6"–7" with 8 rows of golden-yellow kernels. 'Golden Bantam 8 Row' is open-pollinated with two or more ears per stalk.

Type: Sugary (su)

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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