Quinoa, Chadmo (Organic)
Chenopodium quinoa. 105-115 days.
Cream-brown seed. This variety was shared with our friend, Dan Armstrong at the 2013 International Quinoa Symposium at Washington State University, who passed it onto us the following year. Out of the 7 varieties Dan trialed, Chadmo stood out for both vigor and yield. Originally from the island of Chiloé off the coast of Chile, Chadmo seems more well adapted to growing at low elevations than most other varieties of quinoa which hail from high in the Andes. In trials through the University of Buenos Aires, Chadmo showed strong resistance to pre-harvest sprouting (seed dormancy in seed head), most likely an adaptation to being from a humid, temperate climate. Chiloé is also at a similar latitude (41°- 43°S) to Oregon (42°- 46°N), which may contribute to its easy success here. Hooray for coastal adaptation! Check out Dan’s 2014 quinoa experiment results at: mudcitypress.com/beanandgrain20. html. here.