GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures Grain 12, Leaf 6/ Harvest 4/ Yield Grain 4-16+, Leaf 68-272/ Spacing Grain 12", Leaf 6"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: 100-120
SEED CODE: O
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 10-15
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 65F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Summer
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats 3-4 weeks before last frost or direct sow after danger of frost has passed. Keep soil moist until seedlings are established, but after that water sparingly. Does best under dry, warm conditions. Harvest the seed-heads when they are dry and seeds have just began to fall. The dried harvest can be threshed and winnowed by hand - strip seeds from stalks into a bucket and use wind or a fan for winnowing.
For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information Sheet
BOTANICAL NAME: Amaranthus sp.
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful big plants to 8 ft with both leaves and seed-heads of intense deep red. They produce large yields of white seed, excellent for grain use. We are pleased to be able to offer this rare type, the first of a series of amaranths we have been searching out for backyard grain-growers.