GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W,H/ Matures 13-17/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 6-26 dry, biomass 18-78/Spacing: 12"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: 108-120
SEEDS PER PACKET: 240
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROX GERM DAYS: 3-4
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 65-75F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, after soil is warm
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Sow in Spring in flats on 1" centers after all danger of frost is past. Transplant when second set of leaves appear to 12" centers in garden. Be careful not to overly disturb the roots when transplanting. May not germinate well in hot weather. The bitter soapy seed coating must be washed off before eating- run seeds through blender, changing water until it no longer foams.
BOTANICAL NAME: Chenopodium quinoa
DESCRIPTION: Grows to 6 ˝ ft with pink, red and green seedheads. Light-colored seed is larger than any other variety except Apellewa. Strong reliable grower. A workhorse variety with a good balance of seed size, flavor, yield, and biomass. Our exclusive.
Our Green Belt Garden reserach station, on the Mendocino coast, says Campesino has out performed all other varieties.
For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information Sheet