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Mayo Indian amaranth

mayo-indian-amaranth Mayo Indian 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 90
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

 

  • Mayo Indian amaranth
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Originally from Sonora, Mexico, this vigorous amaranth variety is traditionally eaten as grain (black seeds) and is an ingredient in atole de pinole, a rich earthy, sweetened, Mexican porridge. The green leaves can also be eaten similar to spinach- raw or cooked. The amaranth plants grow up to 7’ tall on sturdy stal...
Originally from Sonora, Mexico, this vigorous amaranth variety is traditionally eaten as grain (black seeds) and is an ingredient in atole de pinole, a rich earthy, sweetened, Mexican porridge. The green leaves can also be eaten similar to spinach- raw or cooked. The amaranth plants grow up to 7’ tall on sturdy stalks. The flowering seed heads are a brilliant reddish maroon, as well as the stalks and leaf veins. Beautiful ornamental plant too. 

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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  • Mayo Indian amaranth

Mayo Indian amaranth

mayo-indian-amaranth Mayo Indian amaranth Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Originally from Sonora, Mexico, this vigorous amaranth variety is traditionally eaten as grain (black seeds) and is an ingredient in atole de pinole, a rich earthy, sweetened, Mexican porridge. The green leaves can also be eaten similar to spinach- raw or cooke...
Originally from Sonora, Mexico, this vigorous amaranth variety is traditionally eaten as grain (black seeds) and is an ingredient in atole de pinole, a rich earthy, sweetened, Mexican porridge. The green leaves can also be eaten similar to spinach- raw or cooked. The amaranth plants grow up to 7’ tall on sturdy stalks. The flowering seed heads are a brilliant reddish maroon, as well as the stalks and leaf veins. Beautiful ornamental plant too. 

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 90
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

 

Meet Your Farmer

We promote fair trade, organic practices and environmental responsibility throughout the Restoration Seeds supply chain. Below are the family farmers and seed suppliers who bring our open pollinated seeds to you.

Feral Farm Certified Organic by CCOF Seed grower since 2015
I started growing seed commercially as an apprentice at the Organic Farm School in the Puget Sound in Washington. I already loved growing vegetables, but taking a plant all the way through its life cycle felt like a special kind of honor, and I quickly saw the value in sustaining organic, important, and rare plant varieties and participating in sustainable food systems in this way. I moved to Oregon in 2015 and have been growing my organic seed farming business over the last four seasons by renting land from existing farms and slowly taking on higher volumes and more varieties. I’m currently growing 1.6 acres of certified organic seed crops and heirloom garlic.
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