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    This variety is very popular variety in Asia where it's grown primarily for leaves which can be eaten fresh or cooked. Its most notable characteristics are its bold coloration and tender leaves. One of our favorite amaranths for greens.

    Also known as edible amaranth, Chinese spinach, and Joseph's coat.

    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
    Zones USDA 3-8
    Life Cycle annual
    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 open pollinated
    Seeds Per Oz. ≈ 34000
    Synonyms Amaranthus gangeticus

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