Plant: After last frost

Chenopodium quinoa

150 seeds/pack    |    90-110 days

Quinoa will always be a stop on our garden tour. This variety stands true to its name. As the seed heads mature their color intensifies into brilliant golds and bright oranges. This delicious, nutty flavored seed has more protein than any commonly eaten grain. To harvest, cut heads with mature seed onto a sheet, allow to dry, then stomp. Collect seed and winnow in the wind or in front of a fan. Remember to rinse the seed before eating; it is covered with a bitter saponin that must be rinsed to remove.