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Organic Amaranth, Burgundy

An Edible Landscaping Star

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8457

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Amaranth - Burgundy - Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Tender Annual Heirloom. The white seeds were an important grain in the Aztec diet. Amaranth grain is gluten free and a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids including lysine, which is lacking in cereal grains. Grow this as a nutritious, rice-like grain, or for the bright leaves to use in salads. Amaranth is an edible landscaping star with its human height and plumed flowers.

Did You Know? Amaranth is a pseudo cereal, meaning the seed is used like a cereal grain, even though it is a broadleaf plant not a grass.

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

Planting & 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 dry coffee grounds. Scatter the seed and rake it in lightly.

Harvesting & Storage: For greens, harvest the entire plant before flowers appear. 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: 1/4"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 6’-8’
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

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Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 60-90°F
Days to Maturity 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-90°F
Days to Maturity 90 - 120 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0

Planting & Care

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

Planting & 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 dry coffee grounds. Scatter the seed and rake it in lightly.

Harvesting & Storage: For greens, harvest the entire plant before flowers appear. 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 ensure the success of your crop(s).

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