Golden Bantam Corn - Heirloom Sweetness
Old time hearty flavor that is rich yet not sugary sweet, 5-6' stalk, slender 5-7" ears. 8 rows of medium deep broad golden kernels with 2 or more ears per stalk, high yields and excellent flavor. Introduced in 1902 by W. Altee Burpee, it was grown by a farmer named Williams Chambers of Greenfield, Mass. From the 1906 Keith Seed Catalog, "Is superior to all others in rich, sweet flavor, and is the best corn to grow for home use".
A benchmark of heirloom yellow sweet corn.
Corn is one of the Meso American’s earliest and greatest achievements. It allowed the Mayan, Aztec and Inca civilizations to flourish, among others, and was spread across the world through trade. Historical evidence shows corn was grown from South and Central America to the southern reaches of what is now Canada, and across the breadth of the United States.
Early ripening sweet table corn, an excellent market grower and home garden variety. Freezes well on the cob.
Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to get the barbeque hot as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is, and roasting it is heavenly!
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