Golden Bantam Corn has a fantastic sweet flavor that is great for eating fresh or freezing. It is the only variety that we have ever been able to save seed from outdoors. It was collected from a farmer called William Chambers of Greenfield, Massachusetts, who had grown it for many years. After his death a friend of Chambers sold some of the seed to W.Atlee Burpee. In 1902, Golden Bantam was featured in a Burpee catalog. Before 1900, most people thought that yellow corn was fit only for animal feed. Within a few years of the release of 'Golden Bantam', people in the United States began to favor yellow corn.