Mix, Amaranth Alliance (Organic)

Amaranthus sp. Flower/Grain. 65-95 days.

A fun and beautiful way to explore amaranth diversity. Mix contains flower and grain types in a rainbow of colors, with several reds, plus pink, green, bronze, and bicolors in the mix. Very ornamental – a festive backdrop for the garden. Equal parts Copperhead, Coral Fountain, Green Cascade, Love Lies Bleeding, Oeschberg, Rio San Lorenzo, Rodale Red Leaf Grain, and Sunset Goldilocks. All leaves and seeds in this mix are also edible. This is a physical mixture and not a genepool.

SizeClear

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.

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