Golden Bantam, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Sweet Corn. Has been appreciated since 1902. It is one of the sweetest standard sorts and one of the few that are still around. The plant grows tall 160-170 cm and carries slender, 15-18 cm, long golden cobs of 8 rows of broad kernels. Golden bantam is delicious if harvested just when it is fully filled. A portion contains about 30 seeds.


 

Product number:3060
Scientific name:Zea mays var. saccharata
Botanic family:The Grass Family - Poaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:76
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: April–May
Sowing depth:3-5 cm
Plant spacing:20-30 cm
Row spacing:Single row 70-80, double row 10-20 cm
Germination time:6-10 days
Height:180-250 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:aug-sept
Seeds/g:3-5 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow indoors or in a hotbed, about 4 cm deep, 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors and keep a temperature of around 25°C during germination. Lower the temperature after sprouting to prevent lanky seedlings. If the seed was scattered, pot on the plants to separate pots, when they have grown 5-10 cm tall.
Corn is affected by frost, so do not set out the plants outdoors until the risk of frost is over and the soil has warmed up. Corn can be sown directly outdoors in southerly, warm places in Central Sweden. The temperature of the soil must be at least 15°C otherwise untreated seeds will rot. Covering with fibre-cloth before and during sprouting raises the temperature a few degrees.

Spacing

Keep 20-30 cm between the plants and 70-80 cm between the rows or cultivate in double rows of 10-15 cm between every second row.

Harvest

Sweet Corn is ready for harvest when the silky threads have wilted, the cobs grown thick and blunt and the seeds are pale yellow. When pressing a nail into a grain of corn a somewhat viscous, milk-white juice emerges. Poach the cobs immediately and enjoy! They can also be frozen or preserved. 

Seed

Normally 3-5 seeds/g one portion yields 20-25 excellent seedlings for setting out. 200 g sows 100 m.  
A portion contains about 30 seeds.