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
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 5-14
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: late Spring to Summer
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Sart seeds in flats or sow 1/4" deep and 12" apart directly into beds after all danger of frost has passed. Keep soil moist until seedlings are established, but after that water sparingly. Does best under dry, warm conditions. Harvest when seedheads mature and dry out. Can be threshed and winnowed by hand.
For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information SheetBOTANICAL NAME: Amaranthus sp.
Amaranth has no hull to remove--great beginner's grain for cereal, pilaf, and soups. High in protein. Start after frost date when soil is warm. When seeds first start to drop to the ground cut heads and hang in protected place with good ventilation over a tarp to catch seeds. When dry, rub heads to remove seeds and winnow. Loves heat.
Yields of over 1 lb. of white seed per plant have been reported on striking plants to 7' tall. With golden stems and flowering heads. May be planted anytime after risk of frost is past, up to 3 months before cool weather. Also known for its edible leaves, similar to spinach in taste and content.