Nigerian Red Plumed Cockscomb Seed Pack

Regular price $4.50

CELOSIA (Celosia argentea var. cristata) (Flowers June-First Frost)—

25 Seeds per pack

"This Celosia variety was collected from a Farmer’s field in a forest-savannah transition zone near Oyo, Nigeria. This variety grows as a tender annual plant in cold climates with large beautiful, mostly purple leaves, abundant branches, and showy purplish flowers. In Anderson County, Kansas, the plant reached at least 8 feet tall. This beauty brings in the pollinators with ease, is great for ornamental purposes, and can be used in soaps. In West Africa, the leaves, flowers, and stems of this species are boiled and eaten as greens. The plant is also said to have medicinal properties." -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.