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Green Giant amaranth

Amaranthus hypochondriacus
HOW TO GROW AMARANTH

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out or direct seed after frost. Tender annual that does not tolerate frost. If growing for seed, grown in greenhouse in Zone 7B or cooler to avoid early frost. Optimum growing temperatures 60–70˚F. Keep moist until germination. Seeds require light to germinate, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 5.5-7.5. Hardiness zones 2-10. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 44,000 seeds per ounce. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 5-10 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 2 miles.

Planting Depth surface requires light
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-80˚F
Days to Germ. 4-8
Plant Spacing 6-12”
Row Spacing 24-30”
Days To Maturity 100-110
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Vigorous selection, large mid green leaves, slightly savoyed. Fit for harvest from 8–20” tall, frequently grown for baby leaf. The popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine, for steaming, stir-fries or soups. Leaves are eaten fresh in salads and sandwiches or cooked as spinach. Does not get bitter when it bolts. Small po...
Vigorous selection, large mid green leaves, slightly savoyed. Fit for harvest from 8–20” tall, frequently grown for baby leaf. The popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine, for steaming, stir-fries or soups. Leaves are eaten fresh in salads and sandwiches or cooked as spinach. Does not get bitter when it bolts. Small poppy sized seeds are eaten raw, cooked as cereal or sprouted on salads. Seeds are high in protein and lysine. Red pigment from plant is used as food coloring. Medicinally amaranth is used as an astringent, harvest whole or parts when starting to flower. A good crop for cold greenhouse or polytunnel. Tags: Color: Green, Heritage: Heirloom.

Originated in Mexico where it is called Quelite or Blero. Staple cultivated crop of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayas before Spanish colonialists banned it. Amaranth was preserved in hard to reach mountains of Central and South America. The flowers of the 'Hopi Red Dye' amaranth were used by the Hopi as a deep red dye. First introduced as an ornamental plant in Europe in the 16th century. High in vitamin A, C, folate and several minerals. Gluten-free source of protein. Delicious amaranth recipes.
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Green Giant amaranth

Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Vigorous selection, large mid green leaves, slightly savoyed. Fit for harvest from 8–20” tall, frequently grown for baby leaf. The popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine, for steaming, stir-fries or soups. Leaves are eaten fresh in salads and sandwiches or cooked...
Vigorous selection, large mid green leaves, slightly savoyed. Fit for harvest from 8–20” tall, frequently grown for baby leaf. The popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine, for steaming, stir-fries or soups. Leaves are eaten fresh in salads and sandwiches or cooked as spinach. Does not get bitter when it bolts. Small poppy sized seeds are eaten raw, cooked as cereal or sprouted on salads. Seeds are high in protein and lysine. Red pigment from plant is used as food coloring. Medicinally amaranth is used as an astringent, harvest whole or parts when starting to flower. A good crop for cold greenhouse or polytunnel. Tags: Color: Green, Heritage: Heirloom.

Originated in Mexico where it is called Quelite or Blero. Staple cultivated crop of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayas before Spanish colonialists banned it. Amaranth was preserved in hard to reach mountains of Central and South America. The flowers of the 'Hopi Red Dye' amaranth were used by the Hopi as a deep red dye. First introduced as an ornamental plant in Europe in the 16th century. High in vitamin A, C, folate and several minerals. Gluten-free source of protein. Delicious amaranth recipes.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW AMARANTH

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out or direct seed after frost. Tender annual that does not tolerate frost. If growing for seed, grown in greenhouse in Zone 7B or cooler to avoid early frost. Optimum growing temperatures 60–70˚F. Keep moist until germination. Seeds require light to germinate, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 5.5-7.5. Hardiness zones 2-10. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 44,000 seeds per ounce. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 5-10 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 2 miles.

Planting Depth surface requires light
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-80˚F
Days to Germ. 4-8
Plant Spacing 6-12”
Row Spacing 24-30”
Days To Maturity 100-110
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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