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45-70 days to maturity.Amaranthus mangostanus ‘Lu Hsien’. Lu Hsien Green Leaf Amaranth Seeds. Non-GMO, Heirloom, annual. Amaranth is originally from the tropics of multiple continents; today, it is grown globally. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves and vigorous growth in warm temperatures. Amaranth will tolerate hot, dry, and moist conditions but will not thrive in cold temperatures. All Amaranth plants are nutritious and edible. However, Lu Hsien Green Leaf Amaranth has particularly delectable leaves, stems, and seeds. As the plant ages, the flavor intensifies. About 15,000 Seeds / Oz.
Other Common Names: Chinese Spinach xian cai, hiyu-na, edible amaranth, spinach, bayam, calaloo, klaroen, tampala, in tsoi, Java hahrensoh, or yin choi.
How to Grow Green Leaf Amaranth
Sow seeds after the last frost in a warm, sunny location. The time of year does not matter as much as the available temperature and light. Amaranth can be sown by broadcasting and thinned during growth. Keep soil moist. Fertilizer is not usually needed, especially nitrogen fertilizer, as the soil will accumulate excess nitrates. Keep the area weed-free. Grows well in containers. Amaranth can be grown between tall or climbing crops such as gourds or beans; this provides a bit of heat and shelter.
Harvesting Green Leaf Amaranth
The plant can be harvested at serval stages: microgreens, 4” tall seedlings, an entire immature plant, or individual leaves off a mature plant. To obtain the seeds, wait until the flowers have died back, then cut the seed pods off and place them in a paper bag until dry. Then, separate the seeds from the chaff.
Use in stir-fries, soups, and salads. The leaves, seeds, and stems can be eaten. If the stems are older or thick, peel or chunk them into segments about 1-2” long and cook them before consuming. Delightful when paired with mint flavoring. Prepare the seeds like quinoa.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“If you like the look of Coleus in your garden like me, try Amaranth instead! It has a similar look but is also edible.”
The foliage flavor is often described as similar to spinach or artichokes with a distinctive ‘twang’. The seeds taste lightly nutty.
Days to Maturity:
Days to Germination:
Erect, branching tender-leafed bush.
Sandy, light and fertile soil. Will tolerate acidic soils.
Pests and Disease:
Avoid water on the leaves and remove any impacted plant matter promptly. Damping off, brown rust, tarnished plant bug (Lygnus lineolaris), leaf spot, caterpillars, stem borers, and wet rot have been reported in various parts of the world at different times.
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