Fercita Amaranth

Amaranthus spp.

$4.45

Pkt(≈500 seeds)
VALUE SIZE: 1/4 oz (≈ 9000 seeds)
75-90 days. An early, edible grain amaranth with gorgeous multi-colored plumes of magenta, pink, and pastel-yellow flowers perfect for northern growers. This high-protein, gluten-free grain is easy to grow and will grow in poor, dry soils. Short, stocky plants  (3-4’ tall) make this amaranth easy to work with and less likely to lodge (fall over) than other grain amaranths. The edible seeds are cream-white and the leaves and stems are also edible. Thanks to Amy Newday and John Edgerton of Harvest of Joy Farm who introduced us to this great variety. This variety was selected by Ecology Action.

Sow amaranth seeds directly outdoors after fear of frost (anytime 5/20 - 7/20), or start indoors early may and transplant 3-4 weeks later. Seed planting depth: scatter on top of soil and pat seeds (seeds need light to germinate). Keep seeds constantly moist until germination. Days to germination: 10 - 21. For baby greens, sow seeds 1” apart. For full size plants, sow groups of 4 seeds together – space groups 20” apart. Thin to strongest 1 plant.