Amaranth - Seeds & Bulbs
Edible Red Leaf
Unlike most greens, this one loves summer heat, and it makes a great salad green when it's too hot for lettuce. It is even more nutritious than spinach or beet greens, and the foliage is showy enough for flower beds. Flavor is described as hearty and tangy. Serve steamed like spinach, in stir fry, or mixed in spaghetti sauce, rice or meatloaf. The seed is also easy to harvest, and is 20% protein.
Average Count: 700+ Seeds
Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: After last frost date.
When to Sow Inside: Not recommended - does not transplant well.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 12"
Days to Emerge: 5 - 15
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 6 - 12" apart.