Corn, Yukon Chief Sweet

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  • Regular price $3.25

Quick facts

  • Sweet corn bred in Alaska
  • Good corn for containers
  • Great for short seasons

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55 days.  This is the sweet corn for those with small spaces!  Short in stature, this corn only gets 3-4 ft. tall, and will yield a lot of sweet corn for a small space.  Bred in Alaska to produce in a short season, this is one of the earliest sweet corns you will find!  Ears are perfectly sized for one person, 5-6 inches long and bright yellow.  This corn germinates well in cold soils.  This could be a great corn for container gardening!  Packets are generously sized!

A bit of its story:

Bred using traditional plant breeding techniques by Dr. Arvo Kallio of the University of Alaska, Agricultural Experiment Station as a cross between 'Gaspe Flint' and an unknown variety, 'Yukon Chief' was introduced in 1958. It was developed specifically to germinate and grow well in cooler soils where sweet corn generally cannot be grown.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

4-21 d.





After all danger of frost has passed, plant 2 seeds 12” apart in rows 18” apart. Thin to one strong plant per row foot. Corn is wind pollinated, so plant in blocks at least 5' x 5' to ensure adequate pollination. Maturity times of this sweet corn vary, continually harvest for the freshest, tenderest ears!

Seed specs:  Packet size 1 oz. 100 min.