Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth
Chinese Giant Orange AmaranthMore info12093 available
With its bright orange flowers and commanding height, Chinese Giant Orange amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) is a stunning addition to your garden. It is also an excellent food source: the greens, cooked and eaten like spinach, are delicious and very high in important vitamins and minerals; the seed is a popular grain that makes a tasty porridge or gruel. This variety is huge - plants up to 8' tall, and reported yields of up to a pound of seed per plant! Tolerant of poor soils, but will yield much greater in a well-tended garden with rich soil. åÊ 100 days to seed. Annual
Elephant Head Amaranth
Elephant Head AmaranthPacket: 1 gram, ~1,000 seeds More info115 available
Elephant Head Amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus) is a striking heirloom variety brought to the United States in the late 1800s. Plants typically reach a stout two to three feet and form giant burgundy flower heads shaped like an elephant's trunk. Young edible leaves are delicious steamed like spinach and the mature seeds are high in protein, and can be cooked like a grain or ground to make flour. 70 days to flower. Annual. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
Hopi Red Dye AmaranthPacket (1 gram, ~1,000 seeds) More info63 available
The flowers of the Hopi Red Dye amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus) were traditionally used by the Hopi to make a scarlet dye for coloring their ceremonial Piki cornbread. The young leaves are delicious raw or steamed. The 4-6' plants produce beautiful black seeds that are nutritious and easy to process for eating. Hopi Red Dye is also a popular variety for flower bouquets. åÊ Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 21 days baby leaf. 70 days to flower. 110 days to seed. AnnualåÊ åÊ
Red Callaloo Amaranth
Red Callaloo AmaranthPacket: 1 gram, ~1,000 seeds More info4334 available
Red Callaloo Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) is a variety primarily grown for its edible young leaves, which have a gorgeous red on green pattern. Amaranths thrive in hot summer climates, making this variety an ideal source for summer greens when collards, kales and spinaches can't be easily grown. Or, if you can get away with growing other summer greens, Callaloo makes a striking addition to braising/baby stir-fry mixes. An easy to grow plant that doubles as an ornamental even if you don't plan on harvesting it. 50 days. Annual. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.