Black Aztec, also known as black Mexican, is an open pollinated heirloom/ heritage corn variety recognized for its mature deep-purple to black kernels. Can be stored and has ornamental appeal. 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.
This heirloom was offered to the seed trade over a 150 years ago, somewhere around 1860, but was grown by the Aztecs as long as 2,000 years ago. This corn is a link with the distant past and was largely responsible for the survival of an entire nation of people for centuries. Plants grow to 6 feet. 75 days.