Domesticated 6,000 years ago in Mexico and traded north into the Hopi lands, this beautiful amaranth produces extravagant dangling flower panicles all summer. Tiny black high-protein seeds were traditionally popped for eating. Young leaves can be added to salads and stir-fries. The entire plant is deep red; dried leaves and flower heads make a gorgeous food coloring.
See also: Copperhead Amaranth and Opopeo Amaranth in the Grains section.
Latin name: Amaranthus cruentus
Approx. 100 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley,Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
Mar 11, 2022
great service - seeds came up and growing strong - love the color!