(Amaranthus sp.) Direct seed or set young, growing amaranth transplants after danger of frost, in rich soil and full sun. Space 2-3 feet apart. Drought tolerant, but more productive with adequate moisture. Harvest young leaves for greens all summer long. Amaranth seeds mature over a long period, so must be collected several times for best production; or, cut and hang upside-down indoors, collecting seeds on a tarp as they fall. (Some threshing may be necessary.) This crop is easy to grow, quite colorful and makes delicious greens and grain. A good ornamental plant for landscaping.

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Aurelia's Verde

Aurelia's Verde Amaranth AM141

Green-flowering grain amaranth from Guatemala. A local type from Baja Verapaz,... Read More
Dreadlocks Amaranth

Dreadlocks Amaranth AM144

A fountain of eye-catching magenta-burgundy blooms! Here's a different... Read More
Early Splendor

Early Splendor Amaranth AM139

Incandescent crimson foliage, angular and re-curved, eventually morphing... Read More
Elena's Rojo Amaranth

Elena's Rojo Amaranth AM142

Red-flowering Guatemalan amaranth from Guatemala, where amaranth has been... Read More

Elephant Head Amaranth AM116

This heirloom was brought to the USA from Germany in the 1880’s and... Read More

Golden Giant Amaranth

Golden Giant Amaranth AM117

Attractive golden-colored flower heads produce up to 1 lb of white seed... Read More
Green Calaloo Amaranth

Green Calaloo Amaranth AM126

A popular green vegetable in many countries, including many islands of... Read More
 Green Thumb Amaranth

Green Thumb Amaranth AM145

(Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Compact size and velvety, apple-green... Read More

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth AM134

Originally grown as a dye plant by the southwestern Hopi Nation, this variety... Read More
Juana's Orange Amaranth

Juana's Orange Amaranth AM143

Orange-flowering amaranth, grown primarily for grain in its native land,... Read More
Love-Lies-Bleeding - Green Amaranth

Love-Lies-Bleeding - Green Amaranth AM113

A wonderful green version of the lovely “Love- Lies-Bleeding” with long... Read More
Love-Lies-Bleeding - Red Amaranth

Love-Lies-Bleeding - Red Amaranth AM103

60 days. Tall, 3’- 4’ plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers... Read More

Mercado Amaranth AM131

Traditional grain type from southern Mexico. (“Mercado” means market in... Read More
molten fire

Molten Fire Amaranth AM127

Simply stunning, this old favorite produces leaves that are a fire-crimson... Read More
Oeschberg Amaranth

Oeschberg Amaranth AM137

A superb type that makes a glorious focal point. The three-foot flower... Read More
amaranth opopeo

Opopeo - Amaranth AM102

60 days. Beautiful, large, red, upright flower spikes and bronze-green... Read More
orange giant

Orange Giant Amaranth AM121

Ornamental 6- to 8-foot tall plants produce giant, golden orange heads,... Read More
 Poinsettia Mix Amaranth

Poinsettia Mix Amaranth AM132

Incredible range of foliage colors really lights up the garden! This is... Read More
Pygmy Torch Amaranth

Pygmy Torch Amaranth AM146

(Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Amazing dwarf amaranth variety... Read More

Red Calaloo Amaranth 2

Red Calaloo Amaranth AM135

Similar to our Green Calaloo, being likewise used as greens in the Caribbean... Read More
red garnet

Red Garnet Amaranth AM133

Attractive flowers and red leaves make this amaranth not only edible, but... Read More
Thai RW Tender Amaranth

Thai RW Tender Amaranth AM118

A popular plant that is grown in Thailand, used as a salad and cooking... Read More
Tricolor Aurora Yellow Amaranth

Tricolor Aurora Yellow Amaranth AM138

2-5 feet tall. Stunning contrast between the dark green lower leaves and... Read More
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