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Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds

Amaranthus tricolor

5.00 (7 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Amaranth germinates when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F, so gardeners in cool climates may want to start their seed indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting. Direct sow the seed several weeks after the last spring frost; sow thinly 1/4" deep in rows 16-18" apart, thinning the seedlings to 10-12" apart as soon as they appear. Some gardeners prefer closer spacing such as 2-3" if harvesting the greens only. Amaranth prefers full sun and well drained soil. Germination should occur within 8-10 days.

Growing: Amaranth tolerates drought very well once established, but the the greens will be more tender if the soil is kept moist.

Harvesting: Amaranth greens can be harvested as soon as they grow big enough for eating, and continue producing well into late summer. For the best flavor, harvest the leaves before the plant flowers; the leaves will begin to mature in about 40 days after planting. Individual leaves can be lightly harvested from each plant even if the goal is to harvest the grain, which will mature about 120 days after planting. To harvest the grain, remove the seed heads individually as they ripen or cut the whole plant and hang it to dry when most of the heads have ripened. Spread out the heads to dry on a surface out of direct sunlight. When they have dried completely, rub or shake them to remove the grain; winnowing or screening may be necessary to remove debris. Another method of harvesting is to shake the seed heads into a container every day when they begin to ripen. If the plant is left to mature and drop its seed, it will attract many birds.

Seed Saving: To harvest the seed, remove the seed heads individually as they ripen or cut the whole plant and hang it to dry when most of the heads have ripened. Spread out the heads to dry on a surface out of direct sunlight. When they have dried completely, rub or shake them to remove the seeds; winnowing or screening may be necessary to remove debris. Another method of harvesting is to shake the seed heads into a container every day when they begin to ripen. Store red garnet amaranth seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Joseph's Coat, Tampala, Summer Poinsettia, Chinese Spinach, Vegetable Amaranth, Een Choy

Latin Name: Amaranthus tricolor

Species Origin: South America, Africa, Indochina

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 21,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Red, Green

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By David Lively

Excellent as Always

Excellent as Always. Super fast shipping. Love the packaging. I'll be back for more!

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By Cindy Stanfield

Bought as a gift

I bought these seeds to give as a gift for a person that takes good care of me while I am laid up.
Customer service was great Sipping was fast! I bought these seeds at the recommendation of several videos I watched on youtube. The said Everwylde Farms is the best place to buy quality seeds.

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By Roger Bean

Seeds

I just love your packaging, I love the way you do business,Thank you

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By curtis turner

excellent product

excellent product, professionally commercial packages, manageable envelopes, very fast shipping

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By Coralee Fenner

Good service

Then product was sent in a timely manner. The price is very good.

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By seed grower

well packaged

Seeds arrived well packaged.Should be high germination rate. Super pleased.

Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds 5.0
Review By Celly Case

Great Amaranth seeds

I grow amaranth on organic soil with paper towel on top for clean harvest and they did great! I am about to harvest it today or tomorrow! Great microamaranth!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $12.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $33.00 -+
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10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $264.00 Notify Me
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $627.00 Notify Me
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $1,188.00 Notify Me
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The beautiful foliage and blooms of Red Garnet Amaranth will be a great addition to your herb garden! Green foliage shows its red highlights best in hot conditions. Delicately flavored sprouts can be used as a garnish for your salads and can be harvested in 20 days. Young leaves can be cooked like spinach.
Amaranth had a sacred status in the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs and Incas, since the grain was used in various religious rituals. It remains a staple food in modern Mexico and some parts of Asia, being prepared in numerous dishes from sweet to savory. One traditional Mexican treat known as "alegria" is made with amaranth grain and honey or molasses. A supergrain, amaranth can be used for gluten free flour; it also makes a complete protein when mixed with another grain. In addition, amaranth greens have a higher iron content than any other green vegetable except parsley, as well as containing many valuable vitamins and minerals.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Amaranth germinates when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F, so gardeners in cool climates may want to start their seed indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting. Direct sow the seed several weeks after the last spring frost; sow thinly 1/4" deep in rows 16-18" apart, thinning the seedlings to 10-12" apart as soon as they appear. Some gardeners prefer closer spacing such as 2-3" if harvesting the greens only. Amaranth prefers full sun and well drained soil. Germination should occur within 8-10 days.

Growing: Amaranth tolerates drought very well once established, but the the greens will be more tender if the soil is kept moist.

Harvesting: Amaranth greens can be harvested as soon as they grow big enough for eating, and continue producing well into late summer. For the best flavor, harvest the leaves before the plant flowers; the leaves will begin to mature in about 40 days after planting. Individual leaves can be lightly harvested from each plant even if the goal is to harvest the grain, which will mature about 120 days after planting. To harvest the grain, remove the seed heads individually as they ripen or cut the whole plant and hang it to dry when most of the heads have ripened. Spread out the heads to dry on a surface out of direct sunlight. When they have dried completely, rub or shake them to remove the grain; winnowing or screening may be necessary to remove debris. Another method of harvesting is to shake the seed heads into a container every day when they begin to ripen. If the plant is left to mature and drop its seed, it will attract many birds.

Seed Saving: To harvest the seed, remove the seed heads individually as they ripen or cut the whole plant and hang it to dry when most of the heads have ripened. Spread out the heads to dry on a surface out of direct sunlight. When they have dried completely, rub or shake them to remove the seeds; winnowing or screening may be necessary to remove debris. Another method of harvesting is to shake the seed heads into a container every day when they begin to ripen. Store red garnet amaranth seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Joseph's Coat, Tampala, Summer Poinsettia, Chinese Spinach, Vegetable Amaranth, Een Choy

Latin Name: Amaranthus tricolor

Species Origin: South America, Africa, Indochina

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 21,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Red, Green

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 7 reviews
5.0

Review By David Lively

Excellent as Always

Excellent as Always. Super fast shipping. Love the packaging. I'll be back for more!

5.0

Review By Cindy Stanfield

Bought as a gift

I bought these seeds to give as a gift for a person that takes good care of me while I am laid up.
Customer service was great Sipping was fast! I bought these seeds at the recommendation of several videos I watched on youtube. The said Everwylde Farms is the best place to buy quality seeds.

5.0

Review By Roger Bean

Seeds

I just love your packaging, I love the way you do business,Thank you

5.0

Review By curtis turner

excellent product

excellent product, professionally commercial packages, manageable envelopes, very fast shipping

5.0

Review By Coralee Fenner

Good service

Then product was sent in a timely manner. The price is very good.

5.0

Review By seed grower

well packaged

Seeds arrived well packaged.Should be high germination rate. Super pleased.

5.0

Review By Celly Case

Great Amaranth seeds

I grow amaranth on organic soil with paper towel on top for clean harvest and they did great! I am about to harvest it today or tomorrow! Great microamaranth!