Sweet corn 'Golden Bantam'
Zea mays var. saccharata
Belonging to the Zea genus (Zea mays var. saccharata 'Golden Bantam'), Golden Bantam is a variety of Sweet corn. Golden Bantam is a heirloom variety.
Golden bantam is an old heirloom variety of sweetcorn. The original variety has seeds that produce 2-4 stems per kernel, each stem bearing 2 smallish cobs.
The taste is sweet (not as sweet as hybrid supersweet corn) but it will go floury if not eaten soon after picking which makes it a strictly home garden variety.
United States is believed to be where Golden Bantam originates from.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Golden Bantam Sweet corn is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Sweet corn 'Golden Bantam'
Water as needed in hot, dry weather.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Golden Bantam is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. A soil ph of between 6.5 and 7.5 is ideal for Golden Bantam as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Golden Bantam from seed
Sow in situe after risk of frost has passed. Germinates quickly and easily.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.17 inches (3.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Golden Bantam about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Golden Bantam
Sow where it is to grow. Sowing in punnets restricts growth.As Golden Bantam is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
Harvesting Golden Bantam
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