Navajo Red Seeded Watermelon Pack
Regular price $3.00
WATERMELON (Citrullus lanatus) (90 – 100 days)—
20 Seeds per pack
Buffalo Seed Company acquired this variety from a Navajo woman in Tucson, Arizona. In exchange, they supplied her with several of their favorite varieties of tomatoes. This variety primarily consists of light green ground melons with dark green stripes. The fruit is light pink with beautiful red seeds. This is not a sweet melon, but it stores well and is really refreshing.
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.