Hopi Red Dye Amaranth (45 Days)

$ 1.95

Young leaves are packed full of healthful nutrients and can be used fresh in salads or steamed. The burgundy inflorescence is showy, beautiful in arrangements, and in a flower garden. Hopi Red Dye Amaranth seeds are edible and harvested for grain. The flower bracts are used for a natural red dye. 

100 seeds 


Amaranthus cruentus

Germination: 10-15 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF

Seed Planting Depth: On the surface, lightly cover.

Sowing Indoors Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. Transplant after last frost, 6-12" apart.

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost when the soil temperature reaches 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 3-6", thin to 6-12" apart. 

Harvest: Start picking young leaves when the plants are 12" tall.

Tips: Hopi Red Dye Amaranth should be planted in fertile, well-drained soil. Amend with compost or well-rotted manure. Pinch plants back to encourage young leaves to grow.