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Amaranth Red Garnet


A tall, beautiful and edible plant for the garden. Use in salads, cook as greens, or grow for the seed heads to make flour or popcorn. Sprouts for microgreens are ready in 15-30 days. Grows well in heat which intensifies the color.

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A tall, beautiful and edible plant that is easy to grow, requires little maintenance, and is drought tolerant. Red Garnet is one of the taller growing Amaranths which can grow over 6 feet, and with its bright red colors can look sensational in the garden. The plant can be harvested at any stage for culinary uses. The young shoots can be harvested for microgreens within 15 โ€“ 30 days, or grown on for the leaves which can be used raw or cooked like greens. In late summer the plumes start to produce an abundant amount of seeds which can be harvested and ground into flour or popped like popcorn. The seeds will also attract many different birds into the garden. Sow the seeds thickly in early spring after danger of frost and keep moist until established.

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Zones: Annuals (Grow in All Zones), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Cycle: Annual
Water Needs: Low, Moderate, Low/Moderate
Light: Full Sun, Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Clay Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types.
Edible: Yes
Color: Red
Height: g: Up to 3 Feet, h: Up to 4 Feet
Growing Instructions: Sow seeds 1/4โ€-1/2โ€ deep into finely dug soil in spring after all danger of frost. Can be started indoors 4 weeks earlier and transplanted. Keep moist until established.
Maturity (Vegetables Only) 10 - 20 (Microgreens), 60 - 65
Special Features: Fodder/Wildlife/Shelter
Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast