The Value of Denali Seed Companies Specialized Varieties when Gardening in Short Season, Cool Climate Areas.

Our specialized varieties have been bred for particular characteristics which make them perform better in short season, cool climates.

Our outdoor tomatos were bred in Alaska and include varieties, Sub-arctic 25, Polar Beauty, Polar Star and Early Tanana. These varieties will set fruit when the night temperature is only in the mid-40s compared to standard tomato varieties that require night temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s to set fruit. Because of Alaska's cool nights, standard tomato varieties grown in the lower 48 states do not mature fruit outdoors in Alaska. Yukon Chief sweet corn was bred in Alaska's interior and begins forming ears when the plant is only 2' tall so the small but tasty ears will mature in the warmer interior areas. Many of the warm weather crops we offer that include Beans, Provider produce only a small plant before setting fruit. These plants do not waste the whole growing season producing large, lush vegetative tops that result in not setting fruit during Alaska's short growing season. The varieties discussed are not the only unique varieties we offer. All the varieties in our seed collection eventhough some are also popular in warmer climates have proven to provide outstanding production in short season, cool climate areas like Alaska.

In warm climate trials, many of our varieties produce prized first-of-the-season vegetables. Denali Seed varieties that include beans, corn and tomatoes produce fruit 2 to 3 weeks ahead of traditional varieties.

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