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Amaranth



Also known as Chinese Spinach or Joseph’s Coat, is an ornamental annual, a valuable cutting flower and a culinary green. It may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to transplanting outside after the last spring frost date, or it may be direct-sown after the last possible frost date. It may be grown as a tender baby leaf for upscale salad mixtures or as a mature leaf when it may be cooked in much the same way as Spinach. As a mature leaf, its rich, earthy flavor is perfect in soups, stews and sautés. But wait, there’s more. Amaranth seed can be crushed into gluten-free flour and its decorative red bracts can be used as a natural dye. It is one amazing plant.


Average seed life: 1 year

     
#2840 Amaranth Hopi Red Dye: 100 days
An heirloom historically used by Native Americans, Hopi Red Dye Amaranth has bright red stems and foliage and tall, scarlet feathery bracts that beg for attention in display gardens. Its scarlet-red leaves add bright color and bite to baby leaf salads and its mature leaves can be cooked in a multitude of ways like kale or spinach. Its seeds can be crushed and added to your favorite corn bread recipes to turn it red! Mature plants can grow 4’ to 6’ tall. (OP.)

Packet of 1500 Seeds / $3.45

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