Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor

Standard seed packet, 300 seeds

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Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

This variety of Amaranth is best used as a leaf vegetable, salad green, sprout or microgreen. It has tender green/red leaves with red veins that are sweet in flavour and very popular in Asian cuisine; excellent in soups, stews and stir-fries. Fast growing. Very nutritious. Heat tolerant. Pick leaves as required or harvest whole plant at maturity. Is sometimes grown as an ornamental. Also known as "Vegetable Amaranth"

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Spring or after frost and summer
Germination: 7-10 days @ 20-25°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Half hardy Annual
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 45-55 days (SPROUTS: 4 days, MICROGREENS: 14-21 days)

(Product number: E3-01-P)
Seeds per gram: 1700 seeds

SKU E3-01-P
Botanical name: Amaranthus tricolor
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 300 seeds
Seeds per gram: 1700
Photo credits:

Photo by Kasey Lo / CC BY-ND 2.0

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