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Yukon Chief Sweet Corn
'Yukon Chief' Sweet Corn
Yukon Chief Sweet Corn
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Yukon Chief Sweet Corn Certified Naturally Grown Seed
55 days — This is another very interesting variety to home gardeners who have limited space or folks gardening in locations with shorter growing seasons.

Developed at the University of Alaska, Agricultural Experiment Station and released in 1958.  It is one of the earliest (55 days to fresh stage) corn varieties.  The plants are dwarf (three to four feet tall) and produce six to eight inch, yellow, sweet ears that are slightly tapered with about twelve rows of kernels.  It germinates and grows well in cooler soils.

Our original seed was sent to us in 2008 by our gardening friend, supporter and homesteader, the late Richard L. "Skip" Kadow of Delta Junction, Alaska. Each packet contains 0.5 ounce, which is approximately 90 seeds.

Rare and very limited supply.
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Excellent variety
Because of our northern location on the high prairie, corn is an enormous challenge. We get high winds and very short growing seasons. We often can’t get seed into the ground before June 5 or so, and can expect our first frost around Sept 15. Additionally, taller breeds of corn (including the faithful Golden Bantam) get knocked down by the rip-roaring winds we often get. I admit I was skeptical about the claims of the Yukon Chief variety, but it’s been absolutely outstanding. It began tasseling while very short – perhaps two feet high – but it bore ears prolifically. It matured well within our short growing season. It got knocked flat three times over the summer by violent thunderstorms, and sprang back each time. The biggest ears are four or five inches long, but they’re sweet and delicious. In all, we harvested about 600 ears (some small, some big) from our garden. At this point I can’t see ever growing anything else, and I’ll pass on the recommendation to friends and neighbors who face similar challenges in growing corn.
Reviewed by: Patrice Lewis from Plummer, ID. on 10/19/2014
Fast Corn
Super fast corn was up and picked is less than two months. Corn was not the sweetest but has an excellent corn taste. Germination rate was great. Plants stood at about four feet. Each plant had one ear about six inches long it has very small kernels. It did best planted very close together about four to six inch spacing. Will plant again.
Reviewed by: Michael Rundquist from Pulaski VA. on 8/29/2014
Perfect germination.
Perfect germination. Totally indifferent to the rotten weather--from sub-freezing to parching to drowning. Zero pest or disease problems despite. Right on time fruiting, but no report on the flavor as the racoons beat me to every single ear. Maybe next year...
Reviewed by: David Emigh from NW PA. on 7/19/2013
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