This variety of edible amaranth, also known as Chinese spinach. Its round, tender, light green leaves and stems contain more iron and calcium than Western spinach. This amaranth will tolerate hot, dry and moist climates. In warm temperatures (68-85°F) it grows fast and produces high yields.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 2200-2800 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 442,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 30-40 days
- Planting season: Late spring to early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Can be sown by broadcasting and thinned during growth. Keep soil moist. Do not use nitrogen fertilizer as it will accumulate excess nitrates. The leaves and stems are best when harvested young.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in stir-fries, soups and fresh in salads. Prepare like spinach.