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Amaranth Amaranthus spp.

How to sow amaranth: Direct seed, thin seedlings to 15cm

Sun requirement for amaranth: Plant in Full Sun

Amaranth has been planted 5 times by Growstuff members.

Amaranth is a tall annual herb with clusters of dark burgundy flowers grown for it's seeds and leaves. Young greens have a flavor similar to spinach, and seeds are high in protein like Quinoa. Amaranth seeds are often ground into flour and used as a grain alternative. The plant is heat and drought-resistant but lacks a high frost tolerance. Other members of the Amaranthus genus are used as ornamentals. Amaranthus retroflexus (commonly known as Pigweed) was cultivated by Native Americans for it's grain and is currently a widespread weed in North America.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

300cm

Spread

90cm

Row Spacing

20cm
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Photos

Amaranth crops

Amaranth plantings

Amaranth (golden)
Amaranth (golden)
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Varieties

Palmer's amaranth

Palmer's amaranth

  Amaranthus palmeri
Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales

  Amaranthus hypochondriacus
purple amaranth

purple amaranth

  Amaranthus blitum
red amaranth

red amaranth

  Amaranthus caudatus
red-root amaranth

red-root amaranth

  Amaranthus retroflexus
red spinach

red spinach

  Amaranthus dubius
slender amaranth

slender amaranth

  Amaranthus viridis
smooth amaranth

smooth amaranth

  Amaranthus hybridus
spiny amaranth

spiny amaranth

  Amaranthus spinosus
tampala

tampala

  Amaranthus tricolor
Thunberg's amaranth

Thunberg's amaranth

  Amaranthus thunbergii

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