Edible amaranth is also called Chinese Spinach or yin choi. The purplered oval leaves of this beautiful variety have a bright green margin. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves even in warmer weather. Perfect for microgreens, salad mixes, and as a garnish. Amaranth will tolerate hot, dry and moist conditions but will not thrive in cold temperatures.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 2600-2700 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.)
- Maturity: Approx. 30-40 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early 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-fry, soup, and fresh in salad. Can be prepared like spinach.