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AMARANTH Red Leaf Amaranthus

Amaranthus gangeticus

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Amaranthaceae

Characteristics: Annual 100-150 cm

Seeds per packet: Approx 100

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Amaranth make an attractive addition to the flower bed and has the added bonus with leaves high in protein, vitamins and minerals.

Very vigorous plant that can be cut young and are perfect for colouring up salads or used cooked like spinach. Leaves and stems can be eaten.

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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