Red Garnet Amaranth Seeds (Aimers International) 2700. Variety originated in Mexico. Approx. 1,000 seeds/pkt (1,450 seeds/gram)
Simply a beautiful looking edible plant! Colourful leaves can be used fresh or cooked. The plant can be left to mature and the seeds harvested for grain. Plants from 2m (6ft 6in) in height. Matures in 90-120 days.
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Sow seed direct in a sunny spot when the soil reaches 21 degrees celsius, or start indoors 3 weeks before plant out time. Germination occurs between 10-20 days. Young leaves harvested at 20-30 days are mild tasting and tender, perfect for fresh mixed greens salad. Mature seed heads are a favourite target of both native and fall migrating birds.
- Planting Depth: 3mm (1/8in)
- Seed Spacing: 5cm (2in)
- Thin To: 45cm (16in)
- Row Width: 60cm (24in)
|Days To Harvest||90-120|
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Frost Tolerance||Killed by Frost|