Common names include edible amaranth, Chinese spinach, 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)|
|Uses||edible (leaves, seeds, stems), utility (dye)|
|Notes||can concentrate nitrates, do not use chemical fertilizers (ever, but especially here)|
|Breed Status||open pollinated|
|Harvest||leaves (40-50 days), seeds (115-125 days)|
|Requirements||tolerant of most soils, full sun, moderate water needs|
|Seeds Per Oz.||≈ 34000|
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