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Corn: Golden Bantam Yellow Sweet Corn (2oz, 240 seeds)
Heirloom Golden Bantam Yellow Sweet Corn Seeds | Grow Golden Bantam Yellow Sweet Corn


 
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Golden Bantam is an old time favorite. The plant yields lots of ears up to 7" long.

This is the sweet corn that made us fall in love with sweet corn! Average: 80 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Corn requires rich, fertile soil. Add compost or well rotted manure in fall. Consider planting a legume cover crop the season before corn to help meet the nutrient needs of this heavy feeder.

Make first planting after last frost date. Soil should be at least 65 F for fast germination. (Corn will not germinate if soil temperature is less than 55 F.) To speed increase in soil temperature, consider covering soil with black plastic for several weeks before planting.

Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 4 to 6 inches apart in rows 30 to 36 inches apart. Thin to 8 inch to 12 inch spacings when plants are 3 to 4 inches tall. Increase seeding rates to ensure a good stand if soils are cold or you are using seed that has not been treated with fungicide. (Untreated seed has natural color. Treated seed is dyed.)

To save space, you can intercrop corn with early-harvested cool-season crops.

Corn plants have many roots close to the surface, so cultivate around them with care. You can hill soil up around the base of plants as they grow to bury small weeds in the row and give the corn a better foothold. After the soil has warmed, you can mulch corn to help suppress weeds and retain moisture.

It is not necessary to remove suckers (side sprouts growing from the base of the plant). Studies show that removing them may actually reduce yields.

Corn is a heavy feeder - particularly of nitrogen - and may require several sidedressings of fertilizer for best yields. Look for signs of nutrient deficiency. Purple-tinged leaves are a sign of phosphorus deficiency. Pale green leaves are a sign of nitrogen deficiency.

For miniature or baby corn, plant seeds 2 to 4 inches apart and harvest as silks emerge from the ear, or harvest secondary ears from normally spaced plantings, allowing the main ear to fully mature. Also try hybrids specifically bred for early baby corn harvest.

HARVESTING

Of all the vegetables grown, corn is the one most often harvested too late. With corn, it is essential to pick it at the right time to get the best quality and flavor. Corn also starts to lose its quality quickly after it is harvested. Within 24 hours after being picked, most corn loses more than half its natural sugars by converting them to starch. Ideally, you should harvest your corn at the time you are ready to cook it.

Check sweet corn for ripeness when the the silks have turned brown but are still damp to the touch. Pull back the husk partially and puncture a kernel. If a clear liquid spurts out, the corn isn`t ready. If a milky liquid spurts out, it is ready and should be picked immediately! If no liquid emerges, the corn is past its prime.

Beware, however, that though pulling back the husks is a reliable method of checking for ripeness, it does have a major disadvantage if the corn is still immature when you do the checking. Once you open an immature ear, it becomes susceptible to insect and other pests, as it continues to ripen. Attack by birds also becomes more likely. With a little experience and practice, you'll be able to judge the ripeness of corn fairly accurately, just by feeling the ends of the ears and not have to worry about that problem.

SAVING SEEDS

To save corn seed choose the earliest and the best-developed corncobs you can find. Cover them with a large enough paper bag to be able tie the top off to keep the bugs and grubs out. Do not use a plastic bag as the cob needs to breathe. Allow the cob to develop and dry out on the stalk as long possible. To store the cobs, remove them from the bag, pull back the husks, and hang in a dry area away from bugs or rodents, or you will end up with a dried out corncob with no seed. When the cobs are fully dried out, carefully break-off the seed, store in a paper bag, and keep in a cool place (the bottom of the fridge is a good spot) until springtime and you want to sow it.


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Golden Bantam Yellow Sweet Corn June 22, 2017
Reviewer: Sandra McDonald from Tallahassee, FL United States  
Corn was up in 4 days.  After one week about 7" tall!

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amazing product May 24, 2017
Reviewer: Lena Campbell from Cambria, WI United States  
everyone of my seeds sprouted! I love this company and their products and will buy again!!!!

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Great Seeds! April 24, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from San Antonio, TX United States  
I had purchased same variety heirloom seeds elsewhere, but decided to try Patriot on the advice of a friend. The Patriot seeds were/are fantastic! Larger seeds, greater number for the price, and excellent shipping and delivery!  I will definitely order all my seeds from Patriot from now on. Thank you!

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Perfect!!! April 17, 2017
Reviewer: Miss Sincere from Virginia Beach, VA United States  
I am working on growing everything now non-GMO is the way to GO!!!

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Getting cute little corn plants! April 12, 2017
Reviewer: Kristen Herreid from Central Florida  
I'm excited.

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