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Red Garnet Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM133) $2.25

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Red Garnet Amaranth

         
 
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Attractive flowers and red leaves make this amaranth not only edible, but beautiful as well! Young leaves can be used for greens, or let go to seed and harvest for grain. Plants grow 6-8 feet tall.
 
Red Garnet Amaranth
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wilhelmina
Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Date:
September 24, 2015
          5.0
 
A new garden staple for us
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous, easy to grow, tasty

What are the cons? None!

Review:

We planted this along the fence line of our garden this year, and we couldn't be more pleased! The packet contained hundreds of seeds, so we over-sowed and used the bright magenta thinnings in salads. They that that subtle but distinctive amaranth taste, and they made every salad look like a work of art. The plants grew tall and healthy with minimal maintenance, and looked beautiful at every stage. Just recently, in mid-September, heavy rain caused the largest plants to fall over under their own weight. This happened a week before the Jewish festival of Sukkot, when we build (and decorate) temporary dwellings. I used the fallen amaranth to decorate our sukkah, and it looks so lovely that we're now committed to growing amaranth for that purpose every year. I'll branch out and try different amaranths next year, but I'm keeping this one in the garden forever.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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48 out of 49 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PapaTango
Location:
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Date:
October 11, 2013
          5.0
 
Red Garnet Amaranth
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Towering colour in poor soils

What are the cons? Can fall over at max height

Review:

I tried this as alternative to Spinach, Kale & Swiss Chard as caterpillar attacks devastated previous crops. Amaranth is just ignored by pests and grows brilliantly in poor soils and with scant attention and the leaves taste like a cross between Spinach & Swiss Chard. I sowed too many seeds, which led to a belt of towering colour amidst the veg plot but shall collect the seed to store and cook as a breakfast cereal. I will also plant as a border flower next year as the greens change to deep burgundy colour that will enliven otherwise dull green backdrops at the rear of borders. The plants would benefit from some shelter of other plants or structures, as some of the plants I grew in a block have been dashed by rains and wind but overall, a really different flower & vegetable in one easy-grow plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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