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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM134) $2.50

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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

         
 
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Originally grown as a dye plant by the southwestern Hopi Nation, this variety has the reddest seedlings of any amaranth known, making it a natural for micro-green mixes! Plants reach 4-6 feet and cut a most striking figure in the garden! The Hopis use the deep-red flower bract as a natural dye to color their world-renowned piki bread.
 
Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Nickname:
Celeste
Location:
Springfield, MO, United States
Date:
September 10, 2017
          5.0
 
Excellent Dye Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow!

What are the cons? None so far!

Review:

I am a novice gardener at best, but these Amaranth plants produced well for me! I'm still waiting to harvest the seeds once the plants dry out, but I have been using the flowers to dye yarn and roving. I moved before getting the plants in the ground and didn't have a lot of garden space, so I only ended up with a few plants, but nearly every single seed germinated! Everything that I got in the ground took off and grew surprisingly well, around 4' in height. Using the solar jar dying method, I left mason jars filled with water, vinegar, flowers, seeds, and yarn on my porch. I achieved beautiful pastel pinks but also some more vibrant hot pinks with materials left out for over a week. I dyed mostly shetland and a bfl/tussah silk mix, both took the color wonderfully. I have yet to do any tests on how long the color will last, especially in the sun, but for my first year growing amaranth, it was a success all around!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
olgardener
Location:
fieldon, IL, United States
Date:
September 22, 2016
          5.0
 
these are really pretty.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful

What are the cons? nothing to dislike about this

Review:

i loved them

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LostAcreFarm
Location:
Bel Air, MD, United States
Date:
June 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful trap crop
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, trap crop

What are the cons? Prolific seeder

Review:

Grows easily from seed. If seed heads not removed will produce hundreds if not thousands of seedlings next year. Great trap crop for striped cucumber beetles. They prefer to eat amaranth leaves over cucumber plants so I let them eat the leaves and they leave my cucumber plants alone. I include young small leaves in salad green mixes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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36 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Christina
Location:
Spring Lake, NC, United States
Date:
July 14, 2015
          5.0
 
Beautiful Fast Grower
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful fast grower

What are the cons? none

Review:

Beautiful plant that is as ornamental as it is edible. Very easy to grow and prolific seeder. The seeds are very tiny, so harvesting seeds is difficult. The leaves are mild in flavor, so they make a nice pop of color in a salad without overpowering it. They taste best to me boiled like spinach (just save the water to either drink or cook pasta in). Mine seem to not like my NC weather... going from wet to hot and dry, back to wet, over and over. I think in an area that has actual seasons, they'd take over the place. Mine seem to do the best here in dappled shade (getting almost 3'). That way they keep the moisture that the heat of the day tries to take away. The ones with direct, all day sun (staying less than 2') wilt during the day and look sad, but sprout back up as the sun goes down.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amber Rose
Location:
Frisco, NC
Date:
July 22, 2014
          5.0
 
Grows Well On An Island
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, somewhat hearty

What are the cons? Seems to attract chewing bugs

Review:

I am not proficient in growing, but these have done quite well for me. I've been able to move them during a hurricane without losing a one of them. They seemed to take a while to grow, but once they hit about 6 inches they started shooting up. I'm gluten-free (not by choice) so I'm happy to be able to perpetuate a seed that's easy to grow and easy to save for next year. It produces so much, I don't feel like I'm sacrificing a large portion of stock.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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