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Organic Greens, Red Amaranth

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8370

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Greens - Red Amaranth - Amaranthus viridus

Annual Red Amaranth variety grows beautiful red-striped edible leaves for fresh and cooked uses. This is a favorite vegetable in Chinese and Vietnamese stir-fries and the red leaves will color the dish red. Unlike many other greens, such as mustard and spinach, amaranth loves the heat so when your cool weather greens are done heat loving amaranth will keep you well supplied with tasty, highly nutritious greens. The seeds are also edible and are a protein-rich pseudo grain.

Did You Know? Amaranth leaves contain three times the calcium and five times the niacin of spinach leaves.

Soil and Water: Amaranth likes loam and silty loam soil. It is very drought tolerant so water only when dry.

Planting and Growing: Direct seed after soil has begun to warm in spring. The seed is very fine so you can mix it with a carrier like sand or coffee grounds. Scatter the seed and rake it in lightly.

Harvesting and Storage: For greens, harvest before flowers appear. You can harvest the entire plant. For seeds harvest after flowers have turned to seed, by cutting the stalk and letting it cure for a few days in a sunny location. Bring it in at night to avoid moisture. Once dried, shake into a paper bag and filter with a sieve.

Soil Temperature: 60-90°F
Planting Depth: 3/8"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-6'
Days to Maturity: 50 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 6"-18"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer Ideal Soil Temperature 60-90°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-90°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Amaranth likes loam and silty loam soil. It is very drought tolerant so water only when dry.

Planting and Growing: Direct seed after soil has begun to warm in spring. The seed is very fine so you can mix it with a carrier like sand or coffee grounds. Scatter the seed and rake it in lightly.

Harvesting and Storage: For greens, harvest before flowers appear. You can harvest the entire plant. For seeds harvest after flowers have turned to seed, by cutting the stalk and letting it cure for a few days in a sunny location. Bring it in at night to avoid moisture. Once dried, shake into a paper bag and filter with a sieve.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Amazing!

Did incredigly well in our punishing heat and drought here in inland SoCal. The seed actually seemed to have a mix of 20% taller, burgundy-colored amaranth and 80% slightly shorter plant that was mostly green with red streaking. Both germinated exceptionally quickly and grew like gangbusters with a minimum amount of supplementary irrigation. Just harvested more leaves than I could hold, and left many more on the plant because we've never even amaranth greens before so I don't yet know if we'll like it or not. If we do, I will definitely grow this again!

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