Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth

Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth

Tall 90-120cm plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers that are a deep brilliant red colour. Leaves are tasty as cooked greens. (200 Seeds)

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R 25.00

02-AMA-002

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Pure & Natural - Grown by Harvest Moon private growers.
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Tall 90-120cm plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers that are a deep brilliant red colour. One of the most striking plants for any garden and so easy to grow. Achieves best colour in full sun and poor soils. Amaranth is one of our favorite crops. A good seed producer too. This is a very old heirloom, a pre-1700 variety, that was very popular. Leaves are tasty as cooked greens. 60 days.

 

Sometimes called Inca wheat, Amaranthus caudatus was a staple grain for the Incas and Aztecs, nearly as important in their diets and as widespread in Tropical America as was maize (corn).

The cereal-like grain (about the size of a poppy seed) is high in protein and high in lysine, an amino acid usually deficient in vegetables. In fact, amaranth seeds are extremely nutritious, with more protein than most cereals and a better balance of amino acids for the human diet than any other plant. The species is still cultivated in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and now in India for its young leaves and seeds.


Seeds/Packet: (min. 200 Seeds)

 

Please see the Amaranth category page for detailed Growing Instructions or download the PDF guide from this page.

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