Sweet Corn 'GOLDEN BANTAM' ORGANIC
ORGANIC vegetable seeds, SWEET CORN GOLDEN BANTAM, maize
Seeds per pack;
economy, approx. 20 (approx. a 2m² block)
regular, approx. 40 (approx. a 4m² block)
Plant out; May-June
Sweetcorn, also known as maize, can be grown successfully in the UK but it does require good summer conditions to get the best crop.
Corn was cultivated as far back as 5000BC in Mexico.
Golden Bantam is an early and sweet popular heirloom variety. The kernels are large and satisfying to eat.
It is easy to grow, producing an abundance of delicious sweetcorn. It matures in 80 - 90 days.
Harvest in time, before the seeds become too hard and too floury. Perfect for eating fresh or freezing.
Sow seeds in pots or deep modules in April - May undercover at about 13 degrees C. This gives the plants a head start ready to be transplanted into their growing site in May or early June. Plant in blocks 45cm apart rather than rows as sweetcorn is wind pollinated and to get well-filled cobs the pollen needs a greater chance of reaching the adjacent plants. Seeds can be planted directly into the growing site in May and early June, two or three seeds in blocks 45cm apart. Thin to the one strongest seedling.
Keep weed-free or mulch between the plants, water at flowering in dry conditions.
Harvest from September. When ready the tassels will turn brown and then black. You can gently ease back some of the husk and check that the cobs are plump and ready. Pull the cob off the plant with a downward motion while supporting the plant with the other hand.
OUR SEEDS ARE SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR UK CONDITIONS AND SOURCED FROM ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE, SOIL ASSOCIATED ORGANIC GROWERS.
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