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.

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
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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