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Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Amaranthus hypochondriacus ‘New Mexico grain amaranth’

Amaranthus hypochondriacus ‘New Mexico grain amaranth’
Pinky-purple inflorescence tips, leaves also have some pink
patches.
Tall summer growing annual that produces thousands of small
golden coloured seeds in autumn. Young seedlings are
delicious raw or cooked. The seeds can be cooked, ground to
flour or dry popped for use. If given room, grain amaranth can
reach over 2m but if crowded, only half so. Tall plants may need
to be staked in windy areas. Best in full sun. Seeds can be
planted direct or sown in pots for transplanting at 3-4 weeks. If
sowing direct, plant in November, if in pots, sow in October. If
growing for grain, thin young seedlings for veggie use early
before they reach 15 cm height. Leave the strongest for grain
and give 20-30cm space between plants for maximum harvest.
Seeds are shed once ripe so once the first seeds are expelled
with a bit of finger manipulation of the seed head the whole
plant should be cut and allowed to dry where the seeds can
drop and be swept up. Using clean empty plastic garbage cans
works well for 3-4 plants placed upside down in each can.
Shaking and a bit of beating releases most seeds, what remains
makes good mulch.
100 seeds/packet

  • Approximate minimum seed count per pack

    Seeds can be
    planted direct or sown in pots for transplanting at 3-4 weeks. If
    sowing direct, plant in November, if in pots, sow in October. If
    growing for grain, thin young seedlings for veggie use early
    before they reach 15 cm height. Leave the strongest for grain
    and give 20-30cm space between plants for maximum harvest.
    Seeds are shed once ripe so once the first seeds are expelled
    with a bit of finger manipulation of the seed head the whole
    plant should be cut and allowed to dry where the seeds can
    drop and be swept up. Using clean empty plastic garbage cans
    works well for 3-4 plants placed upside down in each can.
    Shaking and a bit of beating releases most seeds, what remains
    makes good mulch.
    100 seeds/packet

  • Germination

    Seeds can be
    planted direct or sown in pots for transplanting at 3-4 weeks. If
    sowing direct, plant in November, if in pots, sow in October. If
    growing for grain, thin young seedlings for veggie use early
    before they reach 15 cm height. Leave the strongest for grain
    and give 20-30cm space between plants for maximum harvest.
    Seeds are shed once ripe so once the first seeds are expelled
    with a bit of finger manipulation of the seed head the whole
    plant should be cut and allowed to dry where the seeds can
    drop and be swept up. Using clean empty plastic garbage cans
    works well for 3-4 plants placed upside down in each can.
    Shaking and a bit of beating releases most seeds, what remains
    makes good mulch.

$5.00 Regular Price
$4.50Sale Price

Winter sale

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