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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth (45 Days)

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. Seeds are edible and harvested for grain. The flower bracts are used for a natural red dye. 

50 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: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Amend with compost or well-rotted manure. Pinch plants back to encourage young leaves to grow.




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    Rafaell R.
    United States
    I recommend this product
    Be patient

    Great. Red Amaranth sprouts and starts as a very small plant, very thin stem barely thick enough.it made me wonder if I had gotten the wrong specimen. It stayed thin and puny and I just watered it and let it be. Then, maybe heat related, it went full power. Now I have several well proportioned 4” beauties of a striking burgundy hue.

    Joann C.
    Denver, CO

    The Amaranth are not even flowering yet, and they are beautiful! Denver weather can be tough on plants - blazing sun and big temperature fluctuations. The amaranth is doing great with this. .