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: 30-112
SEEDS PER PACKET: 500
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 10-15
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Summer, Late Spring
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.
The black seeds in this mix are Calaloo - a variety with red centers on green leaves - grown for the leafy greens and not grain (best harvested young before plant starts to flower). The rest or the packet contains both red and green-leaved Amaranth generally grown for grain.
For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information SheetBOTANICAL NAME: Amaranthus spp.
DESCRIPTION: The seeds will cross, but produce a variety of greens and seed types. A lovely display, of the Amaranths grown at our research gardens. A good way to find a type especially well suited to your garden, or to start your own variety.