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AMARANTH Red Calaloo

Amaranthus tricolor

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Amaranthaceae

Characteristics: Annual 100 cm

Seeds per packet: Approx 200

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An attractive red on green leaf Amaranth that is primarily grown for it is primarily grown for its tender edible young leaves that are high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
An ideal substitute during the summer months for spinach and kale.

An easy plant to grow that also makes an attractive ornamental in the flower garden.

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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