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Amaranth Red Garnet Seeds

Amaranth Red Garnet Seeds

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Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds (Amaranthus Tricolor) Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, Annual. 

Minimum 40 Seeds Per Package. 

Amaze your eyes and your tastebuds with these Amaranth Red Garnet Seeds! Enjoy the beautiful deep red/fuchsia blooms as they add a pop of color to your garden. And why stop there? These little gems have an added bonus - the young leaves are great for greens and microgreens, while the flower heads are full of tasty seeds perfect for toasting and munching! Get ready for a "berry" special gardening experience!

Delicately flavored sprouts (microgreens) can be used as a garnish for the salads and can be harvested approximately 20 days. Young leaves can be cooked like spinach, as well.

Because of its stunning height, seed-filled flower heads make a great source of food for goldfinches and other birds flying by. The blooms make a beautiful cut flower arrangement.

Full Sun

Annual

Planting Zones – 3 through 12

Sow outside late spring, soil temps 70 or above works best

In cool climates you can start seeds 4 - 6 weeks before last frost

.25 sowing depth

Keep soil lightly moist until germination.

Germination, approx. 8 – 10 days

Thin to 10” apart, 16” rows

Height – approximately 36” - 5'

Days to full growth approx. 40 days or harvest approximately 20 days

Uses: garden flower, cut flower, herb, microgreens, grain

Tolerates drought once established, but greens are more tender when watered regularly. Very pretty plant with new growth when Summer temps calm down.

Amaranth is a high protein grain that has considerable potential as a garden scale grain crop. It is of particular interest because it can be used immediately, without any hulling, leaching or other processing.

Note: This is a beautiful plant and just when you think it has come to an end and allowed to hang in there a bit longer, it will start sprouting new growth when the temps cool down after Summer. New stems will begin to emerge with beautiful leaves and plumes. Living in Texas I water mine daily and it does great.  Sometimes needs staking during high winds.

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