Aurelia's Green Amaranth

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Aurelia's Green Amaranth

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(Amaranthus cruentus):

Striking lime green flowers that produce abundant white seed. Seeds can be popped and eaten or ground to make a delicious flour. This is a native variety from Guatemala, grown since antiquity. The young leaves can be eaten like spinach. Extremely nutritious.

 

Epic origin grown by: Paulina Chun, Guatemala

 

Planting Instructions: Direct seed to the garden after all danger of frost. Sow 5-10 seeds very shallowly, barely covering seeds, every 16 inches in rows 24 inches apart. After the plants have grown to a foot tall, thin plants to 2-3 strongest plants. Thinned plants can be eaten like spinach. Allow remaining plants to mature and produce seed.

 

Sow: May-June

Germinate: 3-7 days

Water: Moist

Harvest: 30 days leaves, 90 days seed

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