Jamaican Callaloo Amaranth Seed Pack

Regular price $3.50

AMARANTH (Amaranthus cruentus)—

250 Seeds per pack

"Callaloo is a prolific growing amaranth variety with deep cultural roots in Jamaica. Leaves of this amaranth are massive and full of flavor and nutrients. Steamed with onions, garlic, scotch bonnet peppers, and bit of salt and pepper and you have a hearty vegetarian dish. We acquired this from a dear Jamaican friend years ago and it has followed us since then, jumping into our cooking pans, seeds jumping in our pockets. Harvest all season long by picking larger leaves and letting the smaller leaves mature. This is great for eating and/or for selling as a green at the market."-Buffalo Seed Company

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.