Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor Open Pollinated

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  • Attractive red leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

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'Amaranth- Red Garnet' seeds

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 maturity at approximately 70-110 days. 

Seeds per gram: 1350
Product code: F4-09_P

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 6mm
Season Spring or after frost and summer
Germination 7-10 days @ 20-25°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Half hardy Annual
Plant Spacing 50cm
Plant Height 200cm
Position Full sun, moist soil
Days Until Maturity 70-110 days (SPROUTS: 5-10 days, MICROGREENS: 14-21 days, BABY LEAF: 20-30 days)

*Notes: Pick leaves as required. Mature plants may need support.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Amaranth- Red Garnet

Attracted way too much aphids
Garry Y 26 February 2023