Vegetables Greens Specialty Greens Red Leaf Vegetable Amaranth

Red Leaf Vegetable Amaranth

Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 516

Known as Red Calaloo in the Caribbean.

Medium-green, oval to heart-shaped leaves are overlaid with burgundy red. Comparable to spinach in flavor. Often used in soups. Avg. 48,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.

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Price
 
Quantity
Availability

Packet

$3.95
In Stock

1 Ounce

$15.10
In Stock

1/4 Pound

$37.55
In Stock

1 Pound

$125.15
Backordered until 01/13

5 Pounds

$569.60
Backordered until 01/13

25 Pounds

$2,726.25
Backordered until 01/13
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Additional Information



CULTURE: Easy to grow. Vegetable Amaranth performs best in hot, humid weather. For full-size leaves, direct seed 12-15 seeds/ft. in warm 70°F (21°C) soil, covering 1/8- 1/4"; thin to 6" apart. For baby leaf, sow 60 seeds/ft. in a 2-4" band.

DISEASES AND PESTS:
Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.

HARVEST:
Start harvesting leaves when plants are at least 1' tall. The plants will continue to produce young, edible leaves. Pick individual leaves; pinch off terminal buds to encourage branching.

AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE:
1,600'/oz., 26,000'/lb., 1.2 lb./acre at 15 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.

SEED SPECS:
SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 48,900 seeds.

PACKET:
500 seeds, sows 32'.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Amaranthus tricolor
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Salad Mix Component Heat Tolerant