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Black Aztec Corn (Zea mais)

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Heirloom black corn variety. The Black Aztec traces back to the 1800's. In the semi-ripe, the sweet black corn ears can be used as sweetcorn, later as grain maize. For many South American tribes maize was sacred as foodstuff and for fermenting their
corn beer (pulque). In Indian creation myths, it is often said that man was created from corn. Over the centuries, a tremendous variety of different maize cultivars has originated.
20 black aztec corn seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
1 – 3 m
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Deep roots Shallow root
Lifecycle :
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Best germination temperature :
18 – 22 °C
Planting distance:
30 x 50 cm
Main harvest:
Maize can be precultivated indoors which considerably increases the yield. Otherwise simply sow from mid-April directly outdoors. The seeds should be planted about 2-3 cm deep and the distance between the individual corn stalks should be around 45 cm. When sown in "blocks", plants thrive better than in single unprotected rows.

Hint: why not try intercropping with beans, according to Indian tradition? The corn serves as a climbing aid for stalk beans and these in turn accumulate nitrogen in the soil. In order to harvest your own seed, select the earliest and most beautiful cobs and harvest these as late as possible. Also keep in mind that the wind carries maize pollen for almost a mile, so if you live close to a corn field, there's a real danger that your Black Aztec maize hybridizes with genetically modified maize.
Other names
Botanical name:
mays vulgarismayzea vestitazea mays
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.

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