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Elena's Rojo Amaranth
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Elena's Rojo Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM142) $2.50

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Elena's Rojo Amaranth

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

You can support Qachuu Aloom and the seed saving movement in Guatemala, by simply purchasing the Aurelia, Elena, and Juana Amaranth seeds and Baker Creek will donate 100% of each sale to the Qachuu Aloom Seed Savers.

Elena's Rojo Amaranth
Overall Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Darlington, WI, United States
September 1, 2016
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? most beautiful plant in my gar

What are the cons? None so far.


I thought this looked interesting so I planted it next to my Indian corn. It is huge and the most brilliant red! The grain heads are easily 18 to 20 inches tall and 12 inches wide. The stalks are over 6 feet tall. I ate some young leaves in salad. It tastes a little like spinach. I plan to harvest the seeds and want to plant it in more places next spring. I'm currently researching harvesting and milling as I'd like to be able to use it to cook with. A strikingly beautiful plant!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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