Tags: Certified Organic Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus
Days to Maturity: 90
Plants grow to 6 ft with huge magenta plumes bearing shiny black seeds. Originally from Sonora, Mexico, it was used as a grain and to make pinole and atole. Prolific production of seeds (pseudo grain) can be shaken from flower plumes when mature, and plants can be left in the garden to feed birds all through autumn with the seeds that remain. Self seeds easily.
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When is an ideal time to sow seeds? I'm located in Central Florida 9b.
I usually sow right around the last frost date or a little before, which is end of May here in southern OR. They will grow quickly and mature in around 90 days.
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United States (Zone 9a)
Established in 2017
4.00 acres in production