Golden Cross Bantam Corn - Packet

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There is nothing that screams summer better than fresh Golden Cross Sweet Corn from your garden. Put the pot on to simmer, then dash to the garden to pick an armful of Golden Cross sweet corn. Magnificent six foot tall plants produce two ears each, with creamy yellow kernels. Golden Cross is a classic for fresh eating or freezing, corn chowder or salad.
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It used to be that white corn varieties were all people wanted, because it was assumed they were more refined and of higher quality. That is until Golden Cross Bantam corn came along in 1902 and changed everything, thanks to its unmatched sweet taste, perfect texture, and beautiful yellow color. It also became popular because it did so well in cooler soil, sprouting earlier than other varieties for a longer, more generous, and very profitable harvest. Like most corn, Golden Cross Bantam is wind pollinated, so it should be planted in blocks of shorter rows as opposed to one long row. Choose a sunny spot in your garden that's at least 100 square feet in size, making sure it's on a side that won't block the sun from other plants when the corn stalks get tall. Golden Cross Bantam corn is ready to pick when you notice the silks have turned brown and the ears feel firm. For the best flavor and texture, harvest, cook, and eat the same day. You can also freeze Golden Cross Bantam right on the cob if you want to save some for later.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.45 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 50 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Zea mays
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
4-6 inches
Row Spacing
24-36 inches
Space After Thinning
12 inches
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
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