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Red Garnet Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM133) $2.50

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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

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Nickname:
Jeff
Location:
CAMERON, MO, United States
Date:
September 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Huge and tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good greens, tall, beautiful

What are the cons? Could be invasive

Review:

I grew a few of these last year. I harvested some seed, but left most of the stalks standing. This year a bare patch about 10 feet long by 4 feet wide about 20 feet away had self-seeded. We have been eating mild tasting greens all summer. The plants are 7 to 8 feet tall with beautiful, long, drooping flower heads. I plan on harvesting seed and trying micro greens this winter. Harvesting seed is tedious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
TimAllen
Location:
Toledo, OH, United States
Date:
August 27, 2019
          5.0
 
Exactly as described
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Strong large plants great size

What are the cons? None

Review:

I love these they get gigantic for me giving me sandwich baggies full of seed per head! They come back from seed dropped all over so be careful when harvesting heads of mature seed they do realese easily. A you never dissappoint me BC :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Buzzy
Location:
Vera Cruz, Central America, Nicaragua
Date:
August 17, 2019
          5.0
 
Red Garnet Amaranth
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Heat loving and eager to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

We chose this as part of an edible ornamental border. This tall magenta seed head amaranth was grown with Okra Jing with orange pods, tall red leaved cotton, Purple Prince zinnias, orange sherbet cockscomb, orange Mexican sunflowers, tall Paul Robeson purple/black tomatoes, and purple podded pole beans threading through the tall plants. All I can say is ZOWIE. We had a couple disappointments with the cockscomb and Tithonia not germinating, but the Amaranth is spectacular. 100% germination in 85 to 92 degree weather, transplanted from seed flats to pots and then into the ground with zero losses, again in subtropical heat. The plants haven't missed a beat but are growing strongly. Tons of seeds in the packets so we have had three sowings from one packet and filling the long beds well. The only slight drawback is the leaf color. These are called red leaved, but they're not vivid. Mostly green with red shading. Otherwise this plant is absolutely perfect.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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38 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
WA Gardner
Location:
Spokane Valley, WA, United States
Date:
July 19, 2018
          5.0
 
Gorgeous Garnet Amaranth
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Show Stopping Gorgeous!

What are the cons? Too well liked by insects.

Review:

We had 100% germination here. I didn't know what to expect; so, I didn't plant very much to begin with. After the first crop got about half way through to full maturity, we loved it so much I decided to grow more. I now have dozens of Amaranth. My back yard faces a park; and, people are so impressed with how beautiful this Garnet Amaranth looks they stop and ask what it is and comment on its beauty. It is definitely a show stopper! Since so many seedling came up, I thinned them and picked out any that had green on the leaves. So,now all of the plants in my garden have a very deep maroon color and the flowers are a brighter maroon color. I wish I could upload a picture. They are truly beautiful! I am anxious for it to go to seed, as the seeds will likely also be delicious. I bought seeds in the past strictly to cook. I made it like a cream of wheat by boiling in water (1 cup seeds per 3 cups water); add cream, vanilla, cinnamon and, top off with sliced banana. My family loves it!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Peter
Location:
Gill, MA, United States
Date:
July 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Gorgeous Color
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Nice in salads

What are the cons? none

Review:

I've only grown these densely in pots as microgreens, and then added them to salads when they are 3-4 inches tall. They look so beautiful as a garnish in a salad and the flavor is mild and sort of like nutty spinach. I keep a couple small pots of these going all the time. Sometimes you can do the old cut and come again with them too. They do great under lights or out in the sun and as microgreens they do not wilt under the intense noon sun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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