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Are these two corns the same?

Asked by livingchoice (553points) April 12th, 2012

I ordered two corn seeds and upon further investigation notice a slight difference in their labeling. The first one is Golden Cross Bantam and the other Golden Bantam 8 Row. Are these two the same plant?

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SpatzieLover's avatar

Golden Cross is a hybrid, while the 8 row is the heirloom (what the hybrid was created from). So to answer your question, no these are not the same seeds.

livingchoice's avatar

Are Hybrids ok to use. Do they carry GMOs?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Yes it’s safe. It’s also considered an older seed. This is a non-GMO seed and is considered a “gardener’s” choice for corn. It was hybridized to make it easier for the average gardener to reep results from the corn planted in a garden vegetable bed.

In other words, it’s a fine plant. You should get a tasty sweet corn from it. :) I plant these from time to time. It’s wilt resistant.

Patreesha's avatar

Love the 8 row corn. Very sweet tasty heirloom corn.. I try to plant only heirloom vegies in my garden. Good luck.

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