Edible amaranth is also called Chinese Spinach or yin choi. Dark burgundy stems and fuchsia-red tinged green leaves make this variety an excellent choice for microgreens and baby leaf. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves even in hot weather but will not thrive in cold temperatures.
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.)
Maturity: Approx. 20-25 days baby leaf, 35-60 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. 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. Harvested seeds can be ground for high-protein flour.
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