Chinese Multicolor Spinach
A heat and drought tolerant green in spectacular splashes of color! Leaf amaranth is popular in Asia, eaten raw, stir fried, or steamed. This is by far the most tender and sweetest amaranth for edible greens, making for vibrant and delicious salad. The young leaves are a perfect spinach substitute; the intricately colored leaves are juicy and succulent. This is the go-to “green” for mid-summer when all others have bolted; harvested just 30-40 days from sowing.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 3-4 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65-90 Degrees F
- Plant Spacing: 6"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Amaranthus tricolor
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.