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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W,H/ Matures 13-17/ Harvest 0-4/ Yield grain 6-26, dry 26-158/ Spacing 12"
DAYS TO MATURITY: 115-120
SEED CODE: GB
SEEDS PER PACKET: 240
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 3-4
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 65-75F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring or after soil is warm
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Sow in flats on 1" centers after all danger of frost is past. Transplant when the second set of leaves appear to 12" centers in garden. Be careful to not overly disturb roots when transplanting (or direct-sow in garden at final spacing). The bitter soapy seed coating must be washed off before eating - you could use a blender, sieve or agitate water in a bowl, changing the water until it no longer foams.
BOTANICAL NAME: Chenopodium quinoa
DESCRIPTION: From Frank Morton in Oregon, this variety has been selected to withstand rain on the mature seed heads and to do better with humidity and warm nights than others. A breakthrough for gardeners in climates with summer/fall rain. Big beautiful coral-red plumes on sturdy 5 1/2 to 6 ft plants. Very large yields of pale grain with a rosy glow.
For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information Sheet