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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 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
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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