DESCRIPTION :Three to four feet tall, very early. We are so excited about this amaranth. Unique variety with freckled leaves (even as seedlings) and plumed heads of golden and red. White seed, named after our beloved intern from Ecuador, Fernanada, who is also short and freckled. Ellen has been working with these shorter amaranths for several years now and this one is now fairly stable, but it will have some diversity.
BOTANICAL NAME : Amaranthus sp.
DAYS TO MATURITY : 75-90
SEEDS PER PACKET: 330
SOURCE CODE: GB
GERMINATION DAYS: 3-7
WHEN TO PLANT: May to early June
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats or sow 1/8 inch deep and 12" apart directly into beds after all danger of frost has passed. Keep soil moist until seedlings are established. Loves heat, and easy to grow. Harvest when seedheads mature and dry out. Can be threshed and winnowed by hand, by rubbing the heads over a sheet or tarp and wind or fan-winnowing.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures Grain 12, Leaf 6/Harvest 4/Yield 4-16+ grain, 68-272 leaf /Spacing Grain 12", Leaf 6"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information Sheet