90 days. [From Sonora, Mexico] Vigorous grain amaranth from Sonora, Mexico. Impressive sturdy stalks can reach 8 feet tall in good soil conditions. Primarily used for grain or to make pinole and atole. The leaves may also be used like spinach. The stalks, leaf veins, and large seed heads are a beautiful maroon red, a bright contrast to the green foliage. Makes a nice ornamental.
Culture: Two weeks after last frost, sow seed 1/4 - 3/8 inches deep, 1 inch apart, in rows 2-3 feet apart. Keep moist until seed has germinated. Thin to 4-10 inches apart. Established, they withstand dry soil. Too much nitrogen causes plants to lodge. Amaranth is a nitrate accumulator, so avoid any synthetic nitrogen. Plant height is very dependent on soil fertility and moisture content.
Certified Organically Grown
Packet contains 100 seeds
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange