The Tortilla Nero is a suitable variety to make tortilla flour. It will produce long thin ears with black corn seeds. Harvest at full maturity of the grain, when it is hard and the husk is dry.
Scientific Name: Zea Mays
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 10-26°C
Germination time in days: 4 days at 26c while 22 days at low temp of 10c,
Indicative Days to maturity: 65–80 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Well drained 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.