Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Golden Bantam'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Bantam
Hybridized by Burpee
Registered or introduced: 1902
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

Kernel Color:

Yellow

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cleveland, Tennessee

Troy, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 26, 2013, NovaScotian from antigonish
Canada wrote:

Grew 6 to 7 feet, which is taller than advertised. Not sure why because I didn't apply much fertilizer. Corn was sweet. This kind of corn loses flavour soon after picking so get the water boiling and then go out and pick it.

Positive

On Sep 16, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have not grown this cultivar since the mid-fifties, but it is still one of the best open pollinated sweet corns. It was introduced by Burpee in 1902 and rapidly became the standard for the next fifty years, the first yellow sweet corn to attain popularity. Small 8 row, 7 inch ears on short 5 ft stalks. Mid season (about 80 days)