Notes about variety from Thumbs Heath:
"Fagopyrum tataricum, Tartary buckwheat. Different species, more heat and drought tolerant, with smaller, black seeds that are more bitter and contain more rutin. Effective in detoxification. Received seed from Seed Savers Exchange member CO OI A (Anpetu)." An heirloom variety from Madawaska, Maine, according to Seed Savers Exchange.
Snake River Seed Cooperative is working with Thumbs Heath to further disperse his seeds among gardeners across Idaho and beyond. According to our in-house test, this variety has a germination percentage of 68%. OP.