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Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Seed

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  • Golden Bantam is an open-pollinated heirloom that grows to 5' and produces two 6" ears of corn per stalk. The large 7" ears produce 8-10 rows of juicy kernels. This is the original sweetcorn that won America's heart and convinced families that yellow corn was good for something besides simply livestock feed.

    For best eating, roast Golden Bantam and eat it straight off the cob. Makes a tasty creamed corn and is good for canning and freezing, too.

    • America's Original Sweet Corn - Golden Bantam is the heritage yellow sweet corn that won America's hearts. Harvest sweet corn at the milk stage, about 20 days after silks emerge. To test for ripeness, once silks begin browning, part the husk along the cob and poke a kernel with a fingernail. If the liquid is milky, then it is ready for picking. Sweet corn is still nutritious after this stage, but the flavor is not as sweet.
    • Reliable Heirloom - Bantam Golden is a good choice for early planting in colder soils. Best planted directly in the outdoor garden, this is one of our favorite vegetables to grow. This open pollinated heirloom grows up to 5 feet tall and produces two 6" ears of corn per stalk.

    Net Wt. 6G

  • Sustainable Living -Vegetable gardening is an essential foundation of a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Home-grown fruits and vegetables are generally more flavorful and nutritious than store-bought.
  • Easy to Grow - Seeds are packed in a beautiful paper packet with instructions for successful growing and germination in your own home garden. Each package also has instructions for saving seeds after harvest. Getting started is simple for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Quality Seeds - Plant now or store for future growing seasons. These seeds will remain viable for years if stored in a cool dry location. Our safe, non-hybrid non-GMO heirloom seeds are always open-pollinated, naturally grown, untreated, and selected to ensure the best germination rates


Heirloom seeds are the types of seeds your grandparents grew. These varieties have been passed down from generation to generation. They’re old reliable open-pollinated varieties that aren’t typically grown commercially. Instead, they have a rich history that predates modern breeding techniques.

You can learn more about open-pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds in our Survival Garden Training blog.

The majority of our seeds are sourced in the United States, with a few exceptions when the seed is difficult to source domestically. Whenever we do have to source outside of the US, we ensure our seeds are safe to grow, non-GMO varieties that meet our standards for germination and reliability.

No, we do not pre-treat our farmer seeds. All of our garden seeds for sale are untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO, and heirloom varieties. They are kept in temperature-controlled cooler storage until they are packed and shipped to keep them pest and disease-free.

The seeds in our collections are specifically chosen from varieties that can be successfully grown from Zone 3 to Zone 10 USDA Hardiness Zones. However, individual varieties have specific needs to thrive in different environments. Each seed pack has optimal temperatures for germination and instructions on seed starting. Consult local frost dates to plan your garden and get the most out of your seeds.

Our seeds will generally last for 3-10 years if they are appropriately stored in a cool, dry place. However, we encourage you to grow your survival seeds within a year or two of purchase. This yields the best germination rates possible and also gives you more experience growing survival food now. At the end of the growing season, follow the instructions on the back of each packet for saving seeds for future gardens. These new seeds for survival will be more adapted to thrive in the growing conditions where you are.

We sell by weight for greater accuracy. We also pick the carefully chosen varieties to create the best survival seed vault possible, instead of aiming for a higher seed count by choosing only varieties with smaller seeds.

Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds Safe to Grow in the USA

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