Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

Standard seed packet, 300 seeds

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Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Attractive red leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

This variety of Amaranth is most commonly grown as a leaf vegetable; it's fantastic for baby leaf, salad greens, sprouts or microgreens. The plants produce large burgundy red/slightly green leaves that have excellent flavour and tender texture.  Very popular in Asian cuisine; excellent in soups, stews, salads and stir-fries. Fast growing. Very nutritious. Heat tolerant. Pick leaves as required.  Plants do well in hot weather.  Young leaves are tender and used as a salad green, mature leaves are cooked like spinach. 

Can also be grown as an ornamental.  Annual growing to 200cm.  Upright plants with attractive burgundy red/green leaves producing large attractive red flowers.  Great for beds, borders, mass planting and cottage gardens.  Seeds can also be harvested from mature plants and used as a grain. 


Sprouts are ready in approximately 5-10 days.

Microgreens are ready in approximately 14-21 days.

Baby leaves are ready in approximately 20-30 days.

Plants reach maturiy at approximately 70-110 days. 

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Spring or after frost and summer
Position: Full sun, moist soil
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Hardiness: Half hardy
Plant Height: 200cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 70-110 days (SPROUTS: 5-10 days, MICROGREENS: 14-21 days, BABY LEAF: 20-30 days)
Care: Pick leaves as required. Mature plants may need support.

(Product number: F4-09_P)
Seeds per gram: 1350 seeds

SKU F4-09_P
Botanical name: Amaranthus tricolor
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Seeds per gram: 1350
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