Corn - Golden Bantam
Approximately 3-4 seeds per gram.
Early Golden Bantam Corn is an old time favorite selected for its tenderness & sweet flavor. It is a fast maturing corn with stocks growing 1.5-2 m (5-6′) tall. Sweet golden yellow 15-19 cm, (6.5-7") ears, with 8 rows. Ideal for freezing and fresh "corn on the cob" eating. Produces an abundance of delicious sweet corn. Golden Bantam corn seeds are unusual because they are open pollinated and one of the few corn varieties that produce well in our climate but are also suitable for seed saving.
These big plants will grow in almost any soil condition. The trick to having a successful harvest of corn is getting the cobs to maturity. The maturity of the ears (cobs) is not effected by the size of the plant, nor by day-length, nor by water, but by the accumulated heat the plant has had while it grew. They call this the “heat units”. Only temperatures above 10°C (50°F) count after the last killing frost of spring. Temperatures above 10°C (50°F) add up to create the heat units. Corn plants generally grow very tall, and will shade other vegetables. Some plants will benefit from this shade, such as lettuce, but heat-loving plants must be placed so that the corn does not shade them. This heavy-feeding plant also provides a stalk for plants such as Pole Beans.