Amaranth Red Leaf -Seeds, Chinese Spinach
All Red Leaf - Amaranthus tricolor
Use in stir-fries, soups and fresh in salads. Prepare like spinach. Once the plants have gone to seed, the seeds may be ground for high-protein flour.
Edible amaranth is also known as ‘Chinese spinach’. Broad, tender leaves cover the 16" tall semi-upright plant. The purple-red leaf color of this variety appears within the first 2-3 weeks of growth. Perfect for microgreens, salad mixes, and as a garnish. Amaranth will tolerate hot, dry and moist conditions but will not thrive in cold temperatures
- Warm season annual
- Maturity: Approx. 35-60 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Can be sown by broadcasting and thinned during growth. Keep soil moist. Do not use nitrogen fertilizer, as it will accumulate excess nitrates. The leaves and stems are best when harvested young.