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Red Leaf Vegetable Amaranth
Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 516

Known as "Red Callaloo" in the Caribbean.

Round to heart-shaped leaves are medium-green overlaid with burgundy red. Striking color on the undersides of the leaves. Cutting the top of the plant yields beautiful, multicolored rosettes that can be added to mixes. Comparable to spinach in flavor. Often used in soups. Avg. 48,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.


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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amaranthus tricolor
CULTURE: Easy to grow. Vegetable Amaranth performs best in hot, humid weather.
DIRECT SEEDING: For baby leaf: Sow 3–5 seeds/in. in rows at least 2" apart. For full size: Sow 12–15 seeds/ft. in warm 70°F (21°C) soil, covering 1/8– 1/4". Thin to 6" apart.
DISEASE: 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. To pick individual leaves, pinch off terminal buds to encourage branching. Or cut whole plant when small to use rosette.
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


Latin Name

Amaranthus tricolor

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

50 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


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
Heat Tolerant

Heat Tolerant