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PlantFiles: Sweet corn
Zea mays 'Iochief'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Iochief

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:
Yellow

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Farmerdill On Feb 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Iochief is a 1951 introduction from The Iowa Agricutural Experiment Station. This is avigorus plant with excellent yields. It is a large late corn competitive with Golden Queen. It has two major drawbacks. The ear tends to grow out of the ends of the shuck making it very susceptible to insect and bird damage. The pericarp is much tougher than more modern hybrids. It is an Su so if you like the taste and texture of the older varieties, this one is a dependable producer.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairlawn, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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