Amaranthus hypochondriacus AMARANTH (25 seeds)

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25 AMARANTH seeds (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)

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Description and uses:

Red amaranth is an annual plant that measures approximately 2 meters in height.
Its flowers are a bright red, very decorative during the summer period.
Amaranthus hypochondriacus is part of the Chenopodiaceae family.
It is a plant that is native to America.
Red amaranth seeds are round, small and yellow in color, they resemble those of the blue lotus.

Among the Incas and Mayans of Latin America, the seeds were known for their nutritional and spiritual qualities.
Shamans used it as sacred wheat during religious rituals.

Nowadays, red amaranth is an herb cultivated in the same way as quinoa or chia, for their edible leaves like spinach or for their seeds.
The seeds are cooked like millet and can also be boiled.
Plant also being very ornamental in the garden.

Sowing and cultivation:

The best time for sowing red amaranth seeds is in April.
Sow the seeds in a box of potting soil then cover them under 1 to 2 millimeters of fine soil.
Water gently by spraying with lukewarm water.
Then, you will need to place the seedling box in a greenhouse.
It is also possible to sow amaranth seeds directly in the ground in May after the last frost.

Germination begins approximately 3 to 4 weeks after sowing.

  • Easy to grow plant.
  • Beautiful red flowers in summer.
  • Edible and ornamental plant.
  • Reproducible seeds and.

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Amaranthus hypochondriacus AMARANTH (25 seeds)

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25 AMARANTH seeds (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)

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