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100-130 Days to maturity. Amaranthus cruentus. All Red Leaf Amaranth Seeds. Non-GMO, warm weather open-pollinated annual. Also known as Red Ocean Amaranth, this bright red leafy vegetable has ample health benefits and is easy for the average gardener to grow. Also popular as a microgreen, it has a deep red color and robust yet mild flavor that will surely please all. ~1,000 seeds/oz.
Growing Non-GMO All Red Leaf Amaranth Vegetable Seeds
Begin amaranth seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the final frost. Plant 4-5 seeds 0.25 inches deep into average and evenly moist soil in full sun. All Red Leaf Amaranth usually germinates in two weeks or less and can be transplanted into a pot or container just as readily as into the garden.
All Red Leaf Amaranth will continue to grow and put out new leaves all summer long but will expire at the first hard frost. When sprouting indoors, the seedlings need direct sunlight or a bright grow light to avoid legginess. In zone 9-10, seeds can optionally be sown at different times of the year with a perennial habit. Pinch back the plant when it has reached knee height to promote a more compact and bushy habit if desired. Amaranth does not usually overwinter well.
All Red Leaf Amaranth in the Vegetable Garden
All Red Leaf Amaranth is as beautiful as it is practical. It is perfect for vegetable gardens that also have an emphasis on beauty. Yet, it will bring beauty despite its surroundings. Try companion planting with corn, peppers, tomatoes, or eggplants to increase pest resistance.
Harvesting All Red Leaf Amaranth
The leaves are most commonly eaten like spinach, either fresh or cooked. Pluck off individual leaves for a cut-and-come-again method or harvest the entire plant at once for consumption. For cut-and-come-again, never harvest more than 1/3rd of the plant at a time to maintain its vigor. For Harvesting entirely, cut down to the soil level. The seeds are also harvested and eaten occasionally but must be cooked before eating.
About All Red Leaf Amaranth Garden Seeds
Amaranth is safe for human consumption but can cause issues in pets, especially dogs. Do not allow your pet to eat this plant.
Although Amaranthus tricolor is technically native to the tropics of South America, it has since been naturalized throughout most of the world's tropics and has become a favorite in many different countries. Amaranthus is also known as "Edible Amaranthus" and is a vegetable in Korea, India, Bangladesh, and the Caribbean. Amaranthus is also celebrated and grown worldwide for being able to convert CO2 at a much higher rate of efficiency than many other plants.
Earthy and similar to spinach. Mild and lightly sweet.
Annual; Zone 2-11
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Upright, poinsettia-like bush with multicolored leaves.
Moist but well-drained chalk, clay, loam, or sandy soils. Amaranthus prefers neutral to alkaline soils.
Full to Partial Sun
Pests and Diseases:
Plants tolerate drought. If grown in overly saturated and poorly drained soil, Amaranth is generally susceptible to yellow asters, root rot, fungal leaf spots, and powdery mildew. Amaranthus has no serious pests but monitor regularly for aphids.
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