Plant description and unique characteristics:

Burgandy Amaranth is a tall, showy annual that is cherished by kitchen gardners as both an edible and ornamental as the dark purple leaves provide stunning contrast both in the garden and on the plate. Readily self-seeds.

Full Sun

LIGHT
REQUIREMENT

N/A

DAYS TO
GERMINATION

N/A

PLANT
SPACING

8" by 84"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Sandy

SOIL TYPE

Seed History and Growing Tips

Native to Central America.

Growing Tips

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 3"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: Purple
FLAVOR:
TEXTURE:

Additional Information

Flavor Notes:
The leaves can be eaten raw or as a sautee green and the protein-rich seeds can be cooked, ground into flour or popped like popcorn!

Seed grown in:

Freestone, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -122.9°

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.