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Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Golden Cross Bantam'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Cross Bantam
Hybridized by Ferry-Morse
Registered or introduced: 1950
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:

Yellow

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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:

Redwood City, California

Lagrange, Indiana

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Golden Cross Bantam was first introduced by Purdue University in 1934; an updated version was released several years later. It is a good yellow sweet corn, but in my opinion not equal to Bantam Evergreen in either productivity or flavor. Like all regular sweet corn, it is best when eaten within 20 minutes of picking. Get the water boiling mom, I'm heading for the corn patch.