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Amaranth


A traditional food, ornamental and dye plant. It is a domesticated variety of pigweed and a native American crop. The plants are sturdy, generally growing from 4′-8′ tall. The large leaves are green or red and the seed heads are red, yellow, brown or multicoloured. The seed varieties are grown for their heavy yield of small, generally blond seeds, which are rich in protein (16-18%). They also complement corn and wheat to make a complete protein. Sow them after danger of frost is past. When the plants have dried after a heavy frost in the fall, cut the seed heads, thresh and winnow. The seeds can be popped, sprouted, milled into flour or cooked whole. The young and tender leaves can be cooked and eaten like spinach or finely chopped and eaten raw mixed in salad.

R158

R158 was developed by Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Rodale Research Centre. The leaves and seed heads are mostly red. It is an early and heavy yielding amaranth.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Popping Amaranth

Popping Amaranth has a large multicoloured seed head.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Golden Amaranth

Golden Amaranth has large golden brown seed heads on sturdy plants.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Hopi Red Dye

Hopi Red Dye is a deep burgundy red plant which can get 6’ tall. The young leaves are used in salads. The Hopi people used the flower bracts as a ceremonial food dye. The edible seed is black.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Burgundy Amaranth

Burgundy Amaranth is a striking deep red plant over 7’ tall.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Orange Giant

Orange Giant has orange-ribbed green leaves and huge burnt-orange seed heads on 7’ plants. The seeds are light beige.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Four Stars Explorers Mix

Four Stars Explorers Mix contains plants varying in height some, but relatively tall, diverse, and beautiful, in foliage and seeds. Foliage mostly reds and purples but also dark green evident at various stages of growth. The seed heads are mostly thick and upright but some are skinny and wispy and some may lean/hang over slightly. The seeds are a mixture of red, blonde and brown in colour. Four Stars Explorers Mix comes from Wild Garden Seed and is a genetic mix of the varieties they offer.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
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