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Golden Bantam Heirloom Corn

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Golden Bantam Heirloom Corn, one of eight Plant Profiles featured in our Corn Collection.

Golden Bantam Heirloom Corn

Golden Bantam Heirloom Corn

Burpee Seed Company introduced this variety in 1902 and claims it’s the one that made yellow corn popular. Up until then, white kernels were preferred because they supposedly signified a high-quality product. This supersweet SU variety is unusual in that it sprouts in cool soil and can be planted early in the season. Golden Bantam Heirloom corn is great for roasting.


  • Yields ears 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches
  • Old-fashioned corn flavor
  • Stalks grow to about 5 feet
  • 78 days to maturity
  • Early planter

Have you grown Golden Bantam Heirloom corn? If so, tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.


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