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AMARANTH Garnet Red - Amaranthus tricolor

Amaranthus tricolor

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SKU Code: V 202.

Family: Amaranthaceae
Characteristics: Annual 60-100 cm

Seed per packet: Approx 50

Native to tropical America; an intensely red coloured amaranth that makes an attractive addition to the flower bed and has the added bonus of leaves high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
A very vigorous plant that can be cut young and are perfect for colouring up salads or used like spinach. Stems can also be cooked.

Grow notes:

Tropical: Winter to Mid-Spring. 
Temperate: Late Winter to Early-Summer.
Cold: Spring

Sow: 5mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 7-14 days.
Plant space: 80cm
Row space: 1 metre
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

Adaptable to most soils in a sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.

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