Amaranth-Red

Amaranth-Red

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3255-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Sep 29 and Oct 04. * ETA for USA only

Red Garnet Amaranth

Amaranthus tricolor

A leafy green from the amaranth family with gorgeous red/green variegated leaves. They will take on a deeper red when exposed to heat, and direct sunlight. The leaves are higher in calcium and niacin than spinach. The young fresh tender leaves are great in a salad. It's also very popular in Asian stir fries, as well as African soups . Very heat tolerant green, grown as a summer crop here in Central Florida.

Days to germination  5-15 days
Days to maturity 60-90 days
Life cycle Annual
Plant time Spring through Summer; harvest into early Fall
Spacing 6-18 inches
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 60-90 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.1-7.0
Height 12-36 inches
Harvest Harvest amaranth leaves as needed. The younger leaves are better raw and the older leaves are better cooked due to oxalates. Tip the plant for a more bushy plant. Seeds are eaten as a healthy grain.

Red Garnet Amaranth

Amaranthus tricolor

A leafy green from the amaranth family with gorgeous red/green variegated leaves. They will take on a deeper red when exposed to heat, and direct sunlight. The leaves are higher in calcium and niacin than spinach. The young fresh tender leaves are great in a salad. It's also very popular in Asian stir fries, as well as African soups . Very heat tolerant green, grown as a summer crop here in Central Florida.

Days to germination  5-15 days
Days to maturity 60-90 days
Life cycle Annual
Plant time Spring through Summer; harvest into early Fall
Spacing 6-18 inches
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 60-90 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.1-7.0
Height 12-36 inches
Harvest Harvest amaranth leaves as needed. The younger leaves are better raw and the older leaves are better cooked due to oxalates. Tip the plant for a more bushy plant. Seeds are eaten as a healthy grain.