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Golden Giant Amaranth

$3.95

Amaranthus cruentus

Days to Maturity: 30 (edible leaves), 50 (flower), 100 (seed)

Golden Giant Amaranth is a tall, gorgeous bright orange/golden amaranth cultivated for edible grain. Seedheads grow to an impressive 1-2.5 feet in length, bursting with grains! Amaranth is a dual-purpose food: Seeds are delicious cooked as porridge or popped as cereal and made into snack bars; leaves and stems are earthy and nutritious cooked or eaten raw in salads. Regionally-adapted to Colorado/Four Corners.

Planting Instructions: Plant Golden Giant Amaranth seeds directly in ground after last frost. Keep moist until germinated. Thin to 2 feet apart. Highly drought tolerant. In many warmer climates, amaranth will return year after year so plant where you don't mind it returning!

Seed Saving Instructions: When seed is mature it will easily fall into a bucket when stems are shaken. Clip entire seedhead into bucket and stomp to dislodge seed, or shake while still on plant. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.

Approx 250 Giant Golden Amaranth seeds per packet

 


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Amaranthus cruentus

Days to Maturity: 30 (edible leaves), 50 (flower), 100 (seed)

Golden Giant Amaranth is a tall, gorgeous bright orange/golden amaranth cultivated for edible grain. Seedheads grow to an impressive 1-2.5 feet in length, bursting with grains! Amaranth is a dual-purpose food: Seeds are delicious cooked as porridge or popped as cereal and made into snack bars; leaves and stems are earthy and nutritious cooked or eaten raw in salads. Regionally-adapted to Colorado/Four Corners.

Planting Instructions: Plant Golden Giant Amaranth seeds directly in ground after last frost. Keep moist until germinated. Thin to 2 feet apart. Highly drought tolerant. In many warmer climates, amaranth will return year after year so plant where you don't mind it returning!

Seed Saving Instructions: When seed is mature it will easily fall into a bucket when stems are shaken. Clip entire seedhead into bucket and stomp to dislodge seed, or shake while still on plant. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.

Approx 250 Giant Golden Amaranth seeds per packet

 


Golden Giant Amaranth

Golden Giant Amaranth

$3.95