Amaranth, Elena's Rojo

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90 Days. This red-flowering, grain type amaranth is from Guatemala, where amaranth has been a staple crop for centuries. It was recently revived in the Mayan communities of Baja Verapaz after nearly being lost during the civil war. It is named for Elena, an indigenous farmer who was primarily responsible for the recovery of this rare local variety.

  • 90 Days
  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 3-4 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-90 Degrees F
  • Plant Spacing: 6"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Amaranthus cruentus

Growing Tips: Surface sow seeds directly in the garden after danger of frost, barely covering. Requires full sun. Tolerates heat and drought but does best with average moisture and fertility.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 100
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