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Zea mays 'Golden Bantam'

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Golden Bantam Corn (Zea mays 'Golden Bantam') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Bantam Corn fruit

Golden Bantam Corn fruit

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Height:  5 feet

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A beautiful heirloom variety that produces 7 inch long ears of corn; high yields of 8 rowed cobs with large golden yellow kernels; sweet and tender, great for freezing, fresh off the cob, grilling or roasting

Edible Qualities

Golden Bantam Corn is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces cobs of gold long kernels which are harvested from mid summer to early fall. The kernels have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The kernels are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Preserves
  • Canning
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Golden Bantam Corn will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Ornamental Features