Zea mays.


~70 days. A classic yellow sweet corn variety that produces ears of corn loaded with 8-10 rows of sweet, plump kernels.  Stalks average  around 5 feet  in height and bears two 5-6 ½ inch  long ears each. This classic heirloom originally came from a selection of the very first commercially available yellow sweet corn called Golden Sweet in the 1860s  by James H. Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts by William Chambers.  After Chambers passed away in about 1891, the variety was  kept pure and constantly selected by Mr. J. G. Pickett. In the spring of 1900 a friend of W. Atlee Burpee -E. L. Coy-a veteran seed grower from New York, happened to be visiting family in Greenfield and was served the corn as part of a meal.  Mr. Coy immediately recognized the huge potential of this corn and sought out and obtained all of the seed that Mr. Pickett could spare, which was less than two quarts. He sent the seed off to Burpee writing, "You now own the very sweetest and richest corn ever known , and I am very glad to help you to its ownership." For two years, W. Atlee Burpee trialed and increased the seed  and after  rechristening it as 'Golden Bantam', W. Atlee Burpee introduced it to the public in 1902.


~80-100 seeds per packet. Please note, due to state regulations and seed sourcing requirements, this seed will come treated and will be a different color. This treatment is a fungicide type that prevents corn diseases and insect issues upon germination. We apologize for this, but it is the only way to offer this variety. 

Golden Bantam Sweet Corn