Blue Aztec Corn - RARE heirloom seeds

$3.48



This ancient heirloom variety produces seven inch ears on approximately six foot tall plants. When the kernels are still light colored, the ears can be picked and used as sweet corn. Allowing the ears to mature, the kernels turn bluish-black in color. Harvested at that mature stage, it can be dried and ground for corn meal.

Aztec corn is a warm-season vegetable, meaning it requires warm temperatures to germinate and grow. Plant corn seeds when soil temperatures are at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit after the last frost date. Full sun and well-draining, rich soil are a must for this crop. Blue Aztec corn will benefit from a 2-inch layer of compost mixed into the top 6 inches of soil at the planting site. Plant seeds in groups of three spaced every nine to 12 inches along a row. Cover each seed grouping with 1 1/2 inches of soil and water thoroughly. Since this corn variety is open-pollinating, three to four short rows spaced 30 to 36 inches apart allow for adequate pollination.

85 days.

Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.

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