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Amaranth, Miriah Leaf (Organic)

Amaranthus tricolor. Leaf. 25-50 days.

A beautiful red-veined green leaf amaranth for salad and cooking. The leaf backs of Miriah Leaf are all red, adding a unique color to salad. A heat tolerant spinach substitute that is popular in Asia and Latin America. Also good cooked or pickled. Years ago we tasted a kimchi made from amaranth leaf and it was very good! This type of amaranth is sometimes called Callaloo in the Caribbean where it is used to make a popular dish of the same name. We brought this variety back from the abyss in 2006 after it was lost commercially in 1999. Not a grain variety as it has black seeds.

1/2 g ≈ 500 seeds
$3.90

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2 g ≈ 2,000 seeds
$6.90

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1/4 oz
$14.00

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1 oz
$40.00

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1/4 lb
$80.00

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Sow in pots indoors in April for planting out in May, or direct sow after danger of frost. 12–18″ spacing. Harvest for greens at any time; harvest grain when seeds rub off easily in your hand, but before seed head is crispy dry. Windrow or hang over a tarp to dry for several days, then dance, rub, or shake seeds from seed heads. For larger crops, place dry plants on a tarp and drive on it with a vehicle. Winnow to clean or place seeds in a bowl and make a stirring motion with your arm; chaff rises to the top for easy removal.

Seed Saving

For seed saving, isolate from other amaranths of the same species by 1⁄4 mile.

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