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
SEEDS PER PACKET: 300
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROX GERM DAYS: 5-14
PLANTING DEPTH: Broadcast
WHEN TO PLANT: Summer
PACKET LABEL 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 spp.
DESCRIPTION: A productive and beautiful amaranth from Golden Rule's Ellen Bartholomew, who has trialed so many unusual grains over the years. Ellen originally got the seeds from Salt Spring Island Seeds and believes they were a cross of Burgundy and Golden Giant Amaranth. This one is really fun - the seeds themselves are all white - but the flower heads can vary wildly in color - yellow, orange etc. and shape.