This is a mix of several different amaranth varieties, including random crosses, with various characteristics and habits.
|Habit/Size||18-24 in wide, 6 ft. tall|
|Germination||start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or direct sow after frost, sow 1/4 deep, germ. (8-12 days)|
|Requirements||tolerant of most soils, full sun, moderate water needs|
|Harvest||leaves (40-50 days), seeds (115-125 days)|
|Uses||edible*(leaves, seeds, stems), utility (dye)|
|Notes||Amaranth can concentrate nitrates from the soil. Do not use chemical fertilizers (ever, but especially here). Seeds from amaranthus spp. should be blanched in water several times before consuming to remove toxins (saponins).|
|Breed Status||OSSI Pledged Variety
, Open Pollinated, Originally bred by Wild Garden Seed.
|Seeds Per Oz.||≈ 34000|
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