Leafs are delicious in raw salads... Highly nutritious grain... Used for dying. We have true type. This was grown in row crops and was the only Amaranth variety grown in the garden. We planted original seeds in 2013 and verified that it grew true to type and then harvested seeds in 2014 for sharing and resale.
Planted close together expect 24 to 36 inches in height. Well fertilized plants can be six feet tall. Direct sow in late spring after threat of frost, in sunny, well-drained area. If growing for greens, plant 4 inches apart. Takes about 70 days to flower and 110 days to seed. The Red Hopi variety is also known for its tender, edible baby leaves, however, which can be harvested at 14 to 21 days. Great crop for the arid southwestern USA and does well in full, hot sun. It is also re-seeding, making...
CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 6" by 12"
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The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.