Plant: After last frost

Amaranthus cruentus

200 seeds/pack   |  70-100 days   |  Heirloom

With seeds high in amino acids and leaves loaded in iron and calcium, why not grow amaranth?  This burgundy variety was used as a red dye plant by the Hopi people. The leaves can be eaten like spinach while the shiny black seeds can be cooked like rice or ground into gluten free flour.  Growing 7-8 feet tall, amaranth needs good spacing and thrives in our summer heat.