Black Aztec Corn is a sweet variety. Introduced to the seed trade in the 1860s, yet also grown 2,000 years ago by the ancient Aztec.
This truly revered and beautiful corn is drought-tolerant, delicious and well worth growing. The 7"-8" ears have a first-class, old-fashioned corn taste, fresh or roasted in the “white” or “milk” stage. The mature jet-black kernels are excellent for storing and grinding into cornmeal. Black Aztec is a link with the distant past when it was the mainstay of a whole civilization.
Approx 125 seeds per pack
Plant corn directly in warm and rich soil 1 or 2 weeks after last frost in spring. Germination is best in soil temperature of at least 60F. At 55F., it will be retarded, and at 50F. there is minimal germination.
Plant 1"-2" deep and thin to 8"-10" apart in rows 30"- 36" apart. Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to put the pot on to boil as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is.