Plant description and unique characteristics:

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.

Full Sun

LIGHT
REQUIREMENT

N/A

DAYS TO
GERMINATION

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PLANT
SPACING

60"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Loam

SOIL TYPE

Seed History and Growing Tips

Originally grown for making dyes by the Hopi people in the USA, it is known for striking red seedlings.

Growing Tips

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...
Additional Information

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 6" by 12"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
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Seed grown in:

Occidental, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -123°

Mediterranean Climate

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.