Polar Dent Corn
(Zea mays); Heritage; Michigan Connection cultivar; 95 days
Mr. Arthur Jewett of Mason Michigan donated this strain of dent corn to the USDA in 1949. Perfectly adapted to southern Michigan, it was developed in Michigan prior to 1949 by J.R. Duncan as a strain selected for resistance to spring frost. At 95 days it is considered very early in maturity. 14-18 rows of bright yellow kernels fill out ears that are 6-7 inches long. Stalks reach 7-8 feet. We are excited to include this heritage dent cultivar in our collection.