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Red Beauty Amaranth Seeds. Amaranthus Tricolor. 30 to 40 days to maturity. Heirloom, Non-GMO, Open Pollinated. Annual. Edible amaranth is also called Chinese Spinach or yin choi. The purple red oval leaves of this beautiful variety have a bright green margin. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves even in warmer weather. Perfect for microgreens, salad mixes, and as a garnish. Amaranth will tolerate hot, dry and moist conditions but will not thrive in cold temperatures. Approx 40,000 seeds / oz.
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Can be sown by broadcasting and thinned during growth. Keep soil moist. Do not use nitrogen fertilizer, as it will accumulate excess nitrates. The leaves and stems are best when harvested young. Use in stir-fry, soup, and fresh in salad. Can be prepared like spinach.
36 " 48" tall bushy upright with an 18 " 24" spread of "“poinsettia-like" tricolored leaves
Average, evenly moist, well-drained
Sow Indoors or Outdoors:
Tricolor Amaranthus is popularly sown as a decorative plant directly after the final frost. For earliest color, begin seeds indoors 6 " 8 weeks prior and transplant to a sunny place either indoors or out. Amaranthus seeds will take 14 " 21 days to germinate with full lighting and young plants may need staking.
Days to Plant Maturity:
70 " 77 days
Seed Planting Depth:
Plant 4 " 5 seeds ¼" deep
Tricolor Amaranthus is susceptible to yellow asters, root rot, fungal leaf spots, and powdery mildew if grown in overly saturated and poorly drained soil. Amaranthus has no serious pests, but monitor regularly for aphids.
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