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Organic IMPROVED Golden Bantam Corn

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Organic Improved Golden Bantam Corn (75-82 days)

 

This is an improved selection from the original 8-row Golden Bantam corn.

It has all the wonderful characteristics of the original Golden Bantam and then some!

Sweet golden yellow 7-8" ears. (Original 8-row has 5-7" ears)

10-14 rows. (Original has 8 rows)

Improved to stay tender longer, have longer ears and more evenly spaced broad kernels.

***This is a superior strain to the conventionaly grown Improved Golden Bantam as we personally improve this line year to year. 

At least 2 corn ears per stalk. We hand select each plant for 2 or more ears each.  No plant is saved for seed with less than that.  Most companies use a combine and collect everything.  We hand select everything.  

Tolerant of tight spacing and dry conditions. 

Can be frozen right on the stalk or make cream corn. 

This seed is grown right here on the Sustainable Seed Company Farm.  Our farm is located in the first county in the United States to outlaw GMOs.  The farm is extremely isolated in a mountain valley to ensure pure seed stock from GMO contamination.

 *Please be aware that a negative test result, while not guaranteeing genetic purity, greatly improves your chances that the seed is NOT contaminated with Genetically Engineered traits .  PCR Analysis tests are costly, but we are committed to our stance on GE contamination in our seed.

 

 

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per ounce

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1-2" 150-200 70-80 4-8 12-24" 6-8" 15 lb. Full

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Planting Tips:

When to Plant Heirloom Corn Seed:  The most common mistake people make is planting corn seed too early and the seed rots in the cold soil.  Heirloom corn is believed to have originated in Mexico.  If you are thinking margaritas, palm trees and hot sandy beaches you are on the right track.  Heirloom corn hates the cold.  There are a few corn varieties that you can put in the soil when its below 65 degrees, but not many.  If you want to get a jump start on corn then plant in the greenhouse and transplant corn to the garden later when ALL DANGER OF FROST IS PAST.  Do not let these corn  transplants get much bigger than 4-6"s or they will not develop properly later.  Make sure what you plant your corn seed in has nice deep trays and try not to disturb the roots too much when transplanting your heirloom corn seedlings.

Planting heirloom corn seed: 
Corn does best on a deep, well-drained soil which has an abundant and uniform supply of water throughout the growing season. 

Fertilization:  The Indians were dead on planting a fish under every corn plant.  Heirloom corn is a greedy feeder and will produce much better with an ample supply of nitrogen.  I plant plenty of fava beans in the spring and chop them into the ground a few weeks before I plant corn seed.  Fava's put amazing amounts of nitrogen into the ground naturally and without harsh chemicals.  I also work in plenty of composted manure and a bit of bone/blood meal.   Many folks use alfalfa in the same way as fava beans fro excellent results with corn..

Bulk Heirloom Corn Seed For Sale:  You will find many of our heirloom corns in bulk quantities for sale.  We have tried hard to locate as many quality heirloom corn varieties as possible.  The greatest expense these days is shipping bulk heirloom corn wholesale because of the high fuel prices and the heavy weight of bulk corn quantities.  

Seeding Rate:

55,000-65,000 plants/acre, 18-40 lb. per acre.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

Developmenalt Problems:

Many strange things can happen to corn when it is developing from seed emergence to harvest time.  This poster (to the right) from Ohio State University gives you a good illustration of what can and does happen.

This link from OSU is an excellent resource for troubleshooting potential issues with your corn as well: http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/corn/specialist-announcements/ear-abnormalities/troubleshooting-abnormal-corn-ears-and-related-disorders#LowTemp

 

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