Austin's Landrace F1 Maize Seed Pack

Regular price $4.00

MAIZE (Zea Mays ssp. Mays) (80-90 days)—

50 Seeds per pack

"Austin’s Landrace was created in 2016 by a group of Kansas City urban farmers who understand evolution, diversity, and local adaptation. Austin Jacobs combined Oaxacan Green (dent), Hopi Pink (flour), Missouri Pipe (dent), and Po’suwaegah Blue (dent) into a single population with the goal of creating a drought resistant landrace locally adapted to Kansas City. The population grew without being watered and seeds were collected. The collected seeds were F1 hybrid seed. The photo above is a picture of the F1 hybrid seed when grown, which is what this seed is. Yields are good and population is diverse. Grow these out, save some seed, and plant again. You will then be at the F2 generation, which is where the evolutionary magic begins. Do it and see. This maize is good for corn meal, atole, or feeding to animals. Welcome to one of the first maize landraces in the region for some time. Resilient is the word to describe this successful experiment." -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.