Adaptive Seeds

Amaranth, Green Cascade (Organic)

$3.25$36.00

Amaranthus caudatus. Flower. 65 days.

Another variation of the familiar Love Lies Bleeding type amaranth. Very similar to Green Tails but a lighter colored golden-green, a few inches shorter, and many days earlier to mature. When the plants are about 5′ tall they start producing long cascades of flower heads, which bend the plant over so that it gets shorter as the plants mature – down to about 4′ tall. The racemes reach to the ground and sometimes beyond – if these plants stood straight up they would be very tall. If you’re in an area with a shorter growing season, this is the green amaranth for you!

Choose An Option...
SKU: AMAGCAS Categories: , Tags: ,

Sow in pots indoors in April for planting out in May, or direct sow after danger of frost. Space or thin to 12–18 in.

Seed Saving

Harvest for grain when seeds rub off easily in your hand, but before seedhead is crispy dry. Hang over a tarp to dry for several days, then dance, rub, or flail seeds from seedheads. Winnow to clean or place seeds in a bowl and make stirring motion with your arm; chaff rises to the top for easy removal. Isolate from other amaranths by 1/4 mile.

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

There are no contributions yet.

×

Login

Register

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up