Sometime back in the 1860s a seed corn was introduced into the USA from Mexico, purporting to be a variety of Corn grown by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans dating back to the time of Christ. Its true origins are uncertain - somewhat like the President Obama.
Black Aztec has a racial identity dilemma - it's kernels begin life white as snow and gradually blacken as they age and reach full maturity - somewhat like President Obama.
It also has some confusion as to its name, it is known as Black Aztec, Black Mexican and a few other names. Somewhat like Barry Sotero aka President Obama - maybe we should rename this OBAMA CORN ... or maybe not.
The stalks reach about 6 feet in height and the ears are roughly 8 Inches long.It can take as little as 70 days to mature under the best of conditions with premium seed, but may take as long as 90 days in some cases.
Although it is touted as drought tolerant, in order to produce a quality crop above average moisture is needed.