Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth

Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) is an excellent amaranth strain to grow for food. Yellow-green young foliage eventually form thick stalks and dense plumes of dark orange flowers that eventually give way to heavy yields of tan orange seeds. Given the right fertility conditions, these plants can really get tall; over eight feet during our seed production. High yields make this an ideal grain amaranth, but the young foliage can also be cooked and eaten like spinach.

Amaranth is an annual plant that can be started in late spring and needs approximately 100 days to seed.

Seeds are certified organic.

Size: Packet: 600 seeds (0.6 gram), OG

Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) is an excellent amaranth strain to grow for food. Yellow-green young foliage eventually form thick stalks and dense plumes of dark orange flowers that eventually give way to heavy yields of tan orange seeds. Given the right fertility conditions, these plants can really get tall; over eight feet during our seed production. High yields make this an ideal grain amaranth, but the young foliage can also be cooked and eaten like spinach.

Amaranth is an annual plant that can be started in late spring and needs approximately 100 days to seed.
Seeds are certified organic.

Common Name:
Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth
Scientific Name:
Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Description:
Tall plants produce orange flowers, edible leaves, and huge yields of nutritious seeds.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 10b (35 to 40)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Late Spring-Summer
Seeding Depth:
1/16 in.
Days to Sprout:
4-7
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
70-75
Plant Spacing:
2-3 ft.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
~110

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