Amaranth- Red Garnet
- 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 maturity at approximately 70-110 days.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring or after frost and summer|
|Germination:||7-10 days @ 20-25°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Half hardy Annual|
|Position:||Full sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||70-110 days (SPROUTS: 5-10 days, MICROGREENS: 14-21 days, BABY LEAF: 20-30 days)|
(Product number: F4-09_P)
Seeds per gram: 1350 seeds
|Botanical name:||Amaranthus tricolor|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Seeds per gram:||1350|
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