GB 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 MAT: 75-90
SEEDS PER PACKET: 330
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-10
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: May to early June
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats or sow 1/8" 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 trap and wind or fan-winnowing.
BOTANICAL NAME: Amaranthus sp.
DESCRIPTION: 3-4 ft tall, very early. We are so excited about this new amaranth. Unique variety with freckled leaves (even as seedlings), and plumed heads of golden and red. White seed. Named after our beloved intern from Equador, Fernanda, who was 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.