Golden Bantam 12 Row Corn
Golden Bantam 12 Row Corn (Zia mays) This original heirloom was introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902 after he obtained a selection from a Massachusetts farmer, at a time when most people thought yellow corn was only suitable for animal feed. This improved 12 row selection was later introduced in1922 by the Clark Seed Company of Milford, Connecticut. This 12 row bantam is a high yielding improvement but equally suitable for freezing and fresh eating the day it is picked. We were also impressed by this sturdy plant stock after so many rows remained standing after hurricane Dorion in 2019.
75-80 days to maturity
75 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting Instructions: Direct seed Corn after risk of frost has passed, and when the soil temperature is above 18 degrees Celsius. Sow in a furrow, 1 - 1.5 inches deep and 4 inches apart, thinning to 1 plant per every 8 inches. Plant Corn in blocks or at least 4 rows to ensure proper pollination.