Amaranth 'Green & Red'
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Botanical Name: Amaranthus tricolor
Heritage: Asia, pre 1900’s
‘Green and Red’ Amaranth produces vibrant round to heart shaped green leaves with striking shades of red.
It’s highly nutritious and can be described as similar to Spinach in flavour with a hint of Horseradish. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads, while more mature plants are best cooked in stir fry's, soups or steamed like Spinach.
Easy to grow and can tolerate heat and dry conditions better than many leafy greens. It has beautiful colour on the undersides of its leaves.
|Spring - Early Autumn||Sow Direct, or Transplant|
Amaranth is best sown in spring through early autumn. Amaranth seeds can be sown in trays for transplanting, or directly in place approx. 10cm apart when soil temperatures are between 18°c – 25°c.
|18°c - 25°c||7 - 14 days|
Transplant tray grown seedlings once plants have some true leaves to a final spacing of approx. 10cm apart. It is suited for growing in pots and containers where garden space is limited.
|10cm||40 - 60 days||Tender|
Regularly harvest and enjoy the foliage once your Amaranth plants become established. Perfect for small gardens or in pots on the patio or balcony.
The nutritious leaves are best enjoyed until the plants begin to flower, and then replaced with fresh seedlings. Repeat sowings every few weeks to provide yourself with a continuous supply.
While technically a herb it’s cultivated by many Asian cultures as a leaf vegetable. Sometimes also known as Chinese Spinach.
APPROX SEEDS PER PACKET:
|HOME GARDEN ($3.50)||1,000 seeds|