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Farm and Feeds > Corn > Golden Bantam Sweet Corn | Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.
Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Seeds (Open Pollinated Type) 1510 Heirloom Vegetable. First introduced in 1902, it is this old favourite that was responsible for changing the public colour preference in sweet corn from white to yellow. A true eight rowed cob with broad, sweet golden kernels on cobs 17.5 cm (7″) long. A delicious tasting corn for any hard-to-please palate! Irrigation is essential for proper kernel formation. Watch ripeness carefully. Pick before kernels over-ripen for best flavour and texture.
6 seed/gram. When planting in rows, space the seed 10-15 cm (4-6″) apart, later thinning to 20-30 cm (8-12″) apart with the rows 55-75 cm (22-30″) apart. To ensure proper pollination, plant at least 3 to 4 rows. Corn can also be planted with 3 to 4 seeds per hill in hills spaced 30 cm (12″) apart. Plant 250 gr (1/2 lb) to a 30 m (100′) row; 4.5-6.8 kg (10-15 lbs) per acre. Work in a good general vegetable fertilizer at planting, keep weeds under control and the soil evenly watered through the season. Sow only when soils have warmed to 18 C. Some years this happens in mid May, other years we need to wait until late May or early June.
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