The Old Farmer's Almanac Heirloom Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Seeds - Premium Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, Vegetable Seeds

Open pollinated Golden Bantam Sweet Corn grows well in warmer temperatures from 75-90F. Each ear is filled with plump, juicy, bright yellow kernels that taste sweet and delicious on the plate. Premium, non-GMO, heirloom Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Seeds from The Old Farmer's Almanac have high germination rates and are proudly sourced from American farms.

  • $5.95

Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.

Premium Packaging: All seeds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac are packaged in individually styled packets ideal for gifts, storage or immediate use. Each packet displays the flower, vegetable, plant or herb variety on the front with instructions and plant facts on the back.

An ancient, wild grass, corn performs best when sown directly outdoors after the final spring frost when soil temperature is approaching 65o F. Plant 2-3 seeds 1-2 inches deep and 3-4 inches apart in loose, organically rich, well-drained soil. Thin to 1 plant every 12-18 inches once true leaves establish. Water soil regularly and directly. Avoid overhead watering which can damage the stalks. Harvest ripe ears by pulling firmly downwards and off the stalk while twisting.

Keep the sun in mind when choosing a site for your corn crop! Corn stalks grow 6-8 feet and can block sun from, or provide shade for , neighboring plants. 

For best results harvest corn when ears turn dark green, silks go brown, & kernels plump with milk-like juice. 

Wit & Wisdom: If your corn shucks harder than usual, prepare for a cold winter. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Corn Growing Guide!

Companion Planting: Grow corn next to beans. Corn stalks will act as a trellis for your beans to grow up.

Are Your Seeds Heirloom? What are Heirloom Seeds?
Heirloom Seeds (sometimes called Heritage Seeds) are open pollinated vegetable and herb seed strains that have been planted, grown and harvested for several generations (usually more than 30 or 50 years depending on the variety) with consistent results. Heirloom seeds are always non-GMO and are never hybrids. All of our vegetable and herb seeds are heirloom seeds.

Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.

Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.

Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.

How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.

The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.

Are Your Seeds Treated?
No. The USDA Certified Organic Program prohibits the use of treated seeds. All of our seeds -- whether certified organic or not -- are untreated.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Heirloom Sweet Corn Seeds (Golden Bantam) 

UPC Code 850008688591
Seed Count Approximately 4 Seeds Per Gram
Packed for Year These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet or Resealable Pouch
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom, Vegetable
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 3-11
Scientific (Latin) Name Zea mays
Growth Medium Soil
When to Plant Spring (Outdoor)
Planting Depth 1-2 Inches
Plant Spacing 12-18 Inches
Row Spacing 12-18 Inches
Light Preference Full Sun
Soil Preference Loose, organically rich, well-drained soil.
Moisture Preference Water soil regularly and directly. Avoid overhead watering which can damage the stalks.
Time to Germination 7-14 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 80-85 Days
Growth Habit Upright Stalk
Plant Height 6-8 Feet
Fruit / Vegetable Size 5-6 Inches
Re-Seeding Harvest This Year's Seeds for Replanting Next Year