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Amaranth Seeds - Red Garnet OPEN POLLINATED

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1 Ounce Package $11.95
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  • Easy to grow, great for sprouts, greens or grains
  • Sprouts with Attractive Color
  • Excellent for Microgreens or Sprouting

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Amaranthus - Plant Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds

Beautiful dark red/fuchsia blooms top large plants that can reach up to 10 feet tall! Beyond its aesthetic qualities, young leaves can be used for greens, and flower heads fill with seeds that can be toasted and eaten as grains. Because of its stunning height, seed-filled flower heads make a great source of food for goldfinches and other birds flying by. Makes a wonderfully nutritious micro-green as well!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Amaranth Seeds - Red Garnet
    Botanical Name:Amaranthus tricolor
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Dark Red-Fuchsia Blooms atop Large Upright Plants
    Features:Open Pollinated, Good for Microgreens, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Drought Tolerant
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days, Microgreen 16-25 Days
    Plant Spacing:10-14 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:10, 400
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant

    Amaranth can be planted inside or outside in the Spring, but we’d recommend starting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost. If you decide to plant outside, wait until the soil is warm.

    How to Grow

    Amaranth needs full sun and can be grown in almost any well-drained soil besides dense clay. Plant your seeds about 10-12 inches apart and cover lightly with soil. They will germinate within 3-4 days if the temperatures are between 60-90 degrees F. When moving your seeds outside, sow them 1.5 to 2 feet apart. Amaranth is drought and heat resistant, so it is only necessary to water once or twice a week during dry periods. For taller plants, add fertilizer once or twice a year or add compost. Amaranth grows between 4 and 6 feet tall but with particularly rich soil with plenty of nitrogen and phosphorous, the plants can get to around 8 feet!

    How to Harvest

    Amaranth will flower until the first hard frost, so there will be plenty of seeds to harvest! Seeds from the flowers are usually ready for harvest after 3 months. To harvest, shake the flower heads and catch the falling seeds.

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Wonderful seeds

The seeds arrived promptly and are of great quality. I highly recommend Eden brothers

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