Golden Bantam is the oldest of the Home Grown Heirloom Corn varieties that's still kicking around.
It's still popular for good reasons - It has great flavor, sprouts well in cooler soil and produces a reasonable yield. The original version was introduced in 1902 by Burpee and is now referred to as Golden Bantam 8 for its 8 rows of kernels. Newer Improved strains have 12 and sometimes more rows.
It can also be started indoors in containers and transplanted outdoors at an opportune time.
Stalks are 5 to 5.5 feet tall and typically bear 2, but sometimes only one 5.5 to 6.5 inch ear.
Corn Should be planted in blocks as opposed to rows and should not be planted near other varieties of Corn [See - Isolating Sweet Corn.] Cross pollination tends to produce poor tasting starchy corn.
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