Black Aztec Sweet Maize Seed Pack

Regular price $4.00

MAIZE (Zea Mays ssp. Mays) (75-85 days)—

50 Seeds per pack

"This maize variety was grown by the Aztecs for more than 2,000 years. This is a small variety that generally only reaches 6 feet tall. When grains begin to fill they are white, but then shift to a purple-black color. You can eat fresh when still white as a sweet corn or you can wait and make a sweet blue cornmeal when purple-black. Yum." -Buffalo Seed Company

Locally grown, no chemicals, open pollination, no field irrigation, organic, locally adapting

The Buffalo Seed Company supplies growers in the Midwest with locally adapting horticulture and crop seeds to increase the resiliency and sustainability of our local food systems. The Company was launched by Matthew & Nancy Kost in October, 2018. Nancy is from the Altiplano of Bolivia and grew up growing quinoa, potato, and llamas in a resilient and sustainable system that predates the Inca Empire. She has since acquired a bachelor degree in agronomy from Earth University in Costa Rica, a Master of Science Degree in tomato breeding from The Ohio State University. Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University, and Postdoctoral degree in conserving amaranth and quinoa landraces in Peru. Matthew and Nancy have extensive farming experience throughout the Americas and have deep knowledge and wisdom of seeds, seed systems, evolution, ecology, and adaptation.