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Organic Greens, Red Amaranth
(1/4 lb)

A Green that Loves the Heat

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5458

$19.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$19.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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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: 144,640 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

Sales Unit 1/4 Lb Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb 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
Sales Unit 1/4 Lb
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
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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Articles

February 21, 2014 - Stephanie Brown
It’s dark and cold outside. You’re either looking across a dormant garden or out at a concrete jungle. You day dream about what you’d grow if you had a bit of earth; healthy, nutritious… read more »

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Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs. Dimensions: 4"L x 8"W x 0.5"H

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