Mayo Indian Amaranth

Mayo Indian Amaranth

$3.75Price

Amaranthus cruentus

 

45 days leaf, 85 days grain/seed

 

From Sonora, Mexico, the greens are a tasty treat in summer salad mixes. The plants get up to 7 feet tall with stunning red flowers and seed heads that contain an abundance of tiny shiny black seeds. This variety is from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  I wanted to try to grow it because the contrast of leaf and flower color is stunning.  I hope to learn more about how to cook and eat amaranth as a grain so if you know reach out!  Direct seed in May or start this variety indoors in April, and plant these in full sun!  

 

Packet contains ~250 seeds