Red Garnet Amaranth
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|
|Plant time||Spring through Summer; harvest into early Fall|
|Soil temperature||60-90 degrees|
Optimum soil P.H
|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.|