Amaranth, Red Garnett

The Dirty Gardener

$ 5.95 


This is the most intensely colored amaranth of them all. It will grow to 1.6 m in height when fully mature and it becomes a striking specimen. The leaves can be picked when as young as 25 days and they make an excellent display in your salad mix. Mature leaves can be cooked in the same dishes as you would spinach and they are high in protein, vitamins and minerals. The flower heads are loaded with seed which is very high in protein and touted as a savior for poor nations. It requires warm weather to germinate and when established it is quite drought hardy. Sow after last frost when soil is 55 degrees. An intensely red amaranth. Leaves are high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Very vigorous can be cut young as a sprig, perfect for coloring up salads and also used like spinach (hot weather substitute for spinach). Stems can also be cooked. Drought hardy when established. Approx. 55 days to harvest. This is an intensely red amaranth with vigorous growth. It looks and tastes great in salads. Both the stems and leaves can be used in the same way as you would use spinach in your cooking. High in protein, vitamins and minerals. Likes the warmth, sow after last frost. Amaranth is generally a summer annual. With stunning red flowers, this amaranth is not only edible but beautiful too. This is a garnet colored sprout that has a wide variety of uses. Amaranth is very easy to grow, heat and drought resistant and grows exceptionally well if you have rich soil or compost.

  • Grow fresh herbs at home - no green thumb required
  • This herb is as beautiful as it is useful
  • Can reach up to 8 feet tall in rich soils and prefers full sun
  • Collect seeds heads to cook and eat or use as a thickener for sauces, soups and stews
  • These seeds are non-GMO and certified organic

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