70-80 days. This variety set the standard for sweet corn when it was introduced in 1902 and remained one of the best and most popular varieties until the introduction of sweeter-flavored hybrid sweet corn varieties. Yet even today, this open-pollinated sweet corn is desired for its delicious but not too sweet, corn flavor. A good, main-season sweet corn variety, each plant produces 2 or more ears per stalk. Ears have 8 rows of broad, golden yellow kernels. Plant a second crop about 3 weeks after your first to extend your harvest. Golden Bantam 8 Row does not keep and should be cooked right after picking. A great variety for freezing on the cob.