60 days. Beautiful, large, red, upright flower spikes and bronze-green foliage make this Mexican heirloom a real knockout in the vegetable garden. Tasty leaves are tender when picked young. Easy to grow from seed. From Opopeo, Mexico.
- 60 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.