50+ Seeds. Since being introduced by Burpee in 1902, this variety made YELLOW sweet corn popular. Before Golden Bantam people only wanted white corn, as it signified refinement and quality. It was created by a skilled gardener in Greenfield, Massachusetts who loved to have the earliest corn in town. Golden Bantam quickly rose to the top since it sprouted in cool soil better than all other corns of the time, and growers could make big money with it. The stalks are only 5 ft. tall and often bear two 5 1/2 to 6 1/2" long ears apiece. For old- fashioned corn flavor and early plantings, it's still outstanding.