Spike Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) Organic Seeds

Spike Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) Organic Seeds

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Family:  Amaranth (Amaranthacea)

Annual.  50 days to maturity

(Spike Amaranth)  Annual.  50 days.  Plant looks like a fist with one upraised finger, a sort of botanical one-fingered salute of crimson flowers.  This is a black-seeded amaranth.  The red color is due to the content of betacyanins, and the leaves are an edible and tasty potherb when picked young.  This is a vegetable amaranth, not a grain amaranth–grain amaranths like our orange or golden amaranth have blonde seeds.  Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil.  Direct seed in the spring garden.  Press in, keep evenly moist and in the light.   Thin to 2 feet  apart.

30 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown