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BASIL (Ocimum basilicum) —If basil overpowers your palate but you like the taste, then this variety is what you are seeking. Similar taste profile and growth cycle as the classic sweet basil variety Genovese. Often called Akoko mesa in Ghana, it is regularly used in the preparation of poultry dishes and hearty soups such as Akoko Mkate Nkwan (chicken groundnut soup). Also, a good general use basil. - 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.

Ghanaian Basil (2 pack)

SKU: gt03