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25 seeds

CHILTEPIN (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) (80-90 days) (25 or 50 seeds)— All that needs to be said is that this is the mother of all peppers. This pepper is the only wild native pepper in the US, which is also the progenitor of peppers such as bell, chili, cayenne, and sweet peppers. The pepper is deeply integrated into cultural cuisine along the border of Mexico and the US. The pepper is both medicinal and added to food. These peppers are tiny, but as grandma told me, ‘dynamite comes in small packages’. This little pepper packs a punch of heat, is balanced with a pungent flavor that makes the palate dance, and has a bit of a smoky taste. Sun dry these beauties, crush, and add to anything needing a bit of a kick; excellent on pizza. Produces large amounts of fruits throughout the summer and early fall. - The 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.


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