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, Summer|
|Soil temperature||60-90 degrees|
Optimum soil P.H
|Harvest||Early Summer, Late Summer|