A very original Black Aztec heirloom
Black Mexican heirloom corn was first made public in 1864. It is also known as Black Aztec or Mexican sweet and produces ears made up of 8 to 12 rows of white grains in the milky phase then black when ripe. The spikes are found on several stems with pale green foliage and pale pink bristles. This corn is best enjoyed fresh when it is young and still white. When ground, the mature dark kernels produce a colored cornmeal useful in cooking. Black Aztec corn grows best in temperate climates with moderate to high amounts of rainfall.
Scientific Name: Zea Mays
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 10-26C
Germination time in days: 4 days at 26c while 22 days at low temp of 10c,
Indicative Days to maturity: 73-79 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Well drained, fertile and light
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly in place, after the last frosts, 1 seed every 30 cm, in rows 70 cm apart. Cover the seeds with 3 cm of fine soil. Mound the feet when they reach 15 to 20 cm high.