$ 2.64
SKU P18877S
  • (Amaranth cruentus) Heat-loving Vegetable
  • 100% open pollinated
  • heirloom
  • non-hybrid
  • and Non-GMO
  • Approx Seeds per oz: 50,346 seeds

    Amaranth 'Polish' 50 days. This tall, heat-loving salad green is productive during the hot summer months when greens can be a challenge. Seedlings can be used as micro-greens. Breeder Frank Morton says there is a vocal contingent of salad growers who claim "Polish" is the best tasting variety of amaranth.

    This variety of edible amaranth has tender, variegated red and green leaves and stems. A distinctly flavored green, Red Leaf will tolerate hot, dry and moist areas. Pick leaves young and use them in a salad or stir-fry, or put them alongside a dish as a handsome garnish. Sometimes called Chinese spinach, this green is a colorful addition to the garden, ranging from a light yellow green to a dark green and red color.

    This vegetable is also known as...

    • Jamaica: Callaloo
    • China: een choy, hinn choy, yin choy, hin tsai, in tsai, xian cai, lao quiang gu
    • India: chaulai sag, chuamarsa, ganhar, kai sag, kalgaghasa, lal sag, marsa, poi, rajgira, ram dana
    • Indonesia: abang, bayam, bayem, selasih, senggang bener
    • Japan: chunrai, hiyuna, java horenso, santousai
    • Korea: chambirum
    • Malaysia: bayam
    • Philippines: kulitis
    • Sri Lanka: sudu tampala
    • Thailand: phak khom
    • Vietnam: rau den, rau den do

    Soil and Water: Amaranth likes loam and silty loam soil. It is very drought tolerant so water only when dry.
    Planting and Growing: Direct seed after soil has begun to warm in spring. The seed is very fine so you can mix it with a carrier like sand or coffee grounds. Scatter the seed and rake it in lightly.
    Harvesting and Storage: For greens, harvest before flowers appear. You can harvest the entire plant. For seeds harvest after flowers have turned to seed, by cutting the stalk and letting it cure for a few days in a sunny l
    Location. Bring it in at night to avoid moisture. Once dried, shake into a paper bag and filter with a sieve.

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