Amaranthus Red Seeds
Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO
SOWING TIME : Recommended For Year Round Sowing except Dec-Feb as the plant is susceptible to cold temperatures
PLANT CHARACTER : Preferring warm temperatures, Amaranth has long straight stems with long lasting flowers
LEAF CHARACTER : Medium sized green leaves with Burgandy red overlay
HARVEST: 48-56 days after planting, pick individual leaves and chaff the seeds as needed
Feb - Mar
Jun - Jul
Line to line - 1.5'
plant to plant - 1'
Bright red-violet leaves
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The other nutrients and minerals, this vegetable is rich in, includes magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and dietary fibre. It's intake is very beneficial to the heart, as it lowers bad cholesterol levels. The easy to digest leaves are also known to improve eyesight, prevent excessive hair loss, and premature greying. With so much that the beautiful red leaves can offer, take in as much as you can. Cook it, stir fry, or come up with a completely new way of having this vegetable!
Gather the seeds and plant in late fall by spreading the seeds along the field.
Amaranthus seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later.
Space seeds or seedlings 10-12" apart. They will tolerate a little crowding, and look good in clumps or groups.
Amaranth is a warm season crop that requires full sun. Best germination occurs when soil temperatures are warm and grows well by planting in the same spot as leaf lettuce or radishes.
Water the plant regularly, with small quantities of water every morning. Amaranth is fairly drought-tolerant.
The plants are vulnerable to Tarnished plant bug and Amaranth weevil. The pests swarm around the growing seed heads and suck the fluid out, they can stunt the seed production. The weevils are a 2-stage threat with the larvae chewing on the roots and the adults going after the leaves.
Amaranthus needs soil with a pH ranging between PH 4.2 to 9.1. It grows well in well- drained soil rich in Nitrogen and Phosperous
Amaranthus prefers warm climate with six to eight hours of full sun
Amaranth germinates best at soil temperatures around 25 degree celsius (72 degree F)
how to harvest
To determine if it is ready for harvest, keep a sheet of clean paper under the bent over seed head and shake gently. If you see tiny, shiny black seeds falling on the paper,the crop is ready for harvest.
Once the seeds begin to readily fall from the tassels, take the seed heads in your hands and rub them over a bucket to catch the seed. This method of harvesting lessens the amount of debris and chaff that needs to be removed.
Once you have harvested the amaranth, it needs to be completely dried before you store to avoid molding. Leave it on trays to dry in the sun before storing.
The productiveness of any seed we sell is subject to your local climatic conditions*, the sowing method you adopt, and your commitment to the planting process. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, and are in no way responsible for the produce.
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