The corn that changed contemporary America! Originally grown by William Chambers of Greenfield Massachusetts prior to the early 1900s. Before market introduction, non-indigenous Americans thought most corn other than white sweet corn were only meant for animal consumption. They overall lacked the knowledge and skill in preparation of other types of corn such as flour and flint. Then in 1900, a seed collector by the name of E.L. Coy was served a bowl of Golden Bantam corn. Shocked by the delicious and sweet taste, E.L. Coy quickly sent samples to his friends at Burpee Seed Co where soon later they announced it to be the finest tasting corn as they released it into their catalog. Over a short period of time, Golden Bantam became the standard for farmers and home gardeners alike and Golden Bantam eventually paved the way for various other varieties of yellow sweet corn across the globe.
Corn Golden Bantam 8 Row Sweet
- Delicious, mild sweetness
- 8 row
- Sweet corn
- Early producer
- Excellent canning
- 70-85 days
Planting - How To Grow Golden Bantam 8 Row Corn
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost.
For best results, plant in 3 to 6 row blocks instead of a single row
Thin 8" apart.
Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds
Maturing crops Prefers consistent watering in well-drained soil.
Harvesting - How To Harvest Golden Bantam 8 Row Corn
Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening.
If harvesting it for sweet, or milk stage, wait until corn silk is dark brown all the way to the husk.
If harvesting for seed or full maturity, allow corn to dry on stalk, seed corn is most optimal when ears and husk are completely dry and starting to point downwards.